Murder

In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2012, as lounge owner Hieu Huynh and his wife Loan Tran exited their karaoke bar Nikki’s Lounge on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, a tragic turn of events transpired that would ultimately end Huynh’s life at 62 years old.

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Convicted murderer Brandon Tran, 20, received a life sentence on Oct. 23 for the 2012 murder of Nikki's Lounge owner, 62-year-old Hieu Huynh. Tran was also ordered to pay $10,000.
A jury found Tran guilty of felony murder on Oct. 22. Tran was originally charged with capital murder for the crime.
Tran will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

See related story at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/killer-faces-life-prison-parole-afte....

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Thomas Thien Nguyen

A Beaumont man charged with shooting and killing 19-year-old Marcus Simon, of Beaumont, plead guilty to murder and two counts of aggravated assault Monday, Sept. 29, announced Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

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Young

Justin Tyrone Young, 35, of Beaumont, was indicted Sept. 25, for the murder of Alexis Neal, a 22-year old Beaumont woman, in connection with a fatal collision at the intersection of Long and 11th streets on January 9, 2014, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

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One man is dead and another has been booked in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of murder following a confrontation gone too far at the Port Arthur Townhomes, located behind Central Mall, Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 23.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Port Arthur Police were dispatched to 3500 Turtle Creek Drive, The Port Arthur Townhomes, in reference to a fight in progress. While officers were en route, additional calls came in advising that a subject had been shot, Port Arthur Police stated in a press release.

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Roy

A man facing murder charges for the death of a Vidor teen was convicted and sentenced to 75 years in prison last week. Aug. 27, a jury found Kelvin Lee Roy, 32, of Beaumont guilty in the Feb. 7 murder of Alexandria “Lexy” Bertrand, 16, of Vidor. Bertrand died when Roy purposefully crashed his car into her family’s vehicle.

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Police say they think they know who did it. They can’t identify the suspect legally, but they think they know. Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough says, in time, science will prevail and the culprit will be caught, but for now there is nothing he can do without potentially endangering the viability of the case.

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Cody Jamar Lewis

UPDATE: At about 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, acting on a Crime Stoppers Tip, fugitive task force members located and arrested Cody Lewis in Pennington, Texas, about 157 miles northeast of Beaumont just off U.S. 287.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the murder victim discovered on South China Road on the morning of April 5 and is still searching for one man in relation to the murder. JCSO reports the victim was 53-year-old Kevin Alton Moyer of Dallas.

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A 59-year-old Beaumont man is dead and a reportedly mentally ill resident of a rental home where the victim was working, a 34-year-old Beaumont man, is in custody for stabbing the man to death on Monday, April 7.

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