A Pottsboro woman was indicted Wednesday in her mother’s death. Court records show that Sheila Wolfe was indicted on a murder charge. The indictment is a formal charge and is not an indication of guilt.
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Carlos Alberto Portillo, 35, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced to 50 years in prison Tuesday for the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The sentence was handed down by District Judge Brian Gary pursuant to a plea agreement reached with Portillo by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office.
Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown released a list of people who were recently indicted on crimes that ranged from drug possession to aggravated assault. The indictments are formal charges and are not considered as evidence of guilt. The following people were indicted:
Robert Gray Jr.’s fate was decided Thursday evening when jurors found him guilty of the murder of 15-year-old Brandon White and sentenced him to 90 years in prison.
Jurors in the Robert Gray Jr. murder trial listened to more than an hour of closing arguments late Wednesday afternoon before retiring to consider deliberate. After talking it over for more than an hour, they decided to call it an evening.
Tuesday afternoon Robert Gray stood before the eight women and four men who will decide his fate. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge that he killed his 15-year-old step son Brandon White back in January of 2013.
The words “tornado,” “earthquake,” and “tsunami,” all suggest violent deconstruction of lives. And as descriptive as they are, they don’t come close to the destruction that rained down in the 15th state District Court Monday as Holli White took the stand and told the jury in Robert Gray’s murder trial she wanted justice for her dead son.
A local magistrate judge could be changing offices soon. An announcement from the White House Friday said President Barack Obama nominated four people to serve as federal district judges. Two of those people were nominated to fill vacancies in the Eastern District of Texas. One of them is Sherman’s own Amos Mazzant III.
The legal slug fest known as the State of Texas v. Robert Gray continued Friday in the 15th state District Court. Gray’s trial on charges that he killed his 15-year-old autistic, mentally retarded, bipolar stepson is expected to continue through most of next week.
UPDATE: The day of testimony ended Monday afternoon with the prosecution completing its case. The defense called a teacher and one medical worker who saw Gray interact with Brandon White.