A 41-year-old man from Tennessee Colony tried on Thursday to get 59th State District Court Judge Rim Nall to grant him a new trial. Christopher Murphy was not successful in the attempt. Murphy pleaded guilty back in June to the charge of injury to a child and was given ten days to get his affairs in order before beginning his ten years for kicking a child.
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Judge Brian Gary found on Wednesday that Jeremy Pimm, 23, of Sherman is competent to stand trial on the murder charge facing him in Gary’s 397th state District Court. Pimm was indicted on April 15 on one count of murder in the death of Randy Jeffers. Mr. Jeffers died in March at a home on West Scott Street.
BONHAM — The trial of a former Fannin County youth minister ended in a mistrial Wednesday after disagreements among the lawyers about some the evidence.
BONHAM — Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a former Fannin County youth minister accused of sexually assaulting a young teenage boy. The victim, who is now a 20-year-old man, says that his former youth minister coerced him to perform sexual acts at least 20 times over the course of two years.
SHERMAN — A Plano man who swindled investors with a fake story about a Disney theme park coming to North Texas was sentenced Tuesday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison.
VAN ALSTYNE — Former Van Alstyne Fire Chief Landon Smith isn’t taking the things the city said about him to the media back in July mildly. He has sued the city for defamation and wrongful termination.
Grayson County grand jurors this week returned indictments against six people for engaging in organized criminal activity. The indictments are formal charges and are not indications of guilt. Michael Sanchez, 20, of Sherman; Josue Rocha, 28, of Sherman; Erik Chavez, 19, of Arlington; Abraham Molina, 21, of Arlington; Jose Castro-Esparaza, 20, of Arlington; and Felix Rubio, 39, of Arlington all face the charge.
Grayson County grand jurors this week indicted Rodney Cannon, 28, of Desoto on evading arrest and robbery charges. The indictments are formal charges and are not an indication of guilt. The charges stem from a June incident in which Cannon is said to have robbed a Sherman motel then led police on a chase.
Sheila Mae Wolfe, 54, of Pottsboro, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one charge of murder and received a 40-year prison sentence for killing her mother with a sledgehammer.
The magistrate judge’s office in the Sherman division of the Eastern District of Texas is undergoing a bit of a redesign. The thick dark navy carpet that has covered the floor since Judge Robert Faulkner’s tenure remains, but it is getting a breath of fresh air from brightly painted walls and classic but decidedly feminine furniture pieces.