Levi Joseph Terry, 33, of Whitesboro, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison on each of three charges: burglary of a habitation, burglary of a building and theft of property. A prepared statement from the Grayson County District Attorney’s office said the sentences were part of a plea agreement reached by Terry. The sentences were imposed by a visiting judge, Judge Scott McDowell, sitting in the 397th District Court. The sentences will run concurrently.
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A former teacher’s assistant with the Sherman Independent School District was indicted this week. Amanda Askari, 36, of Sherman faces a second degree felony charge of improper relationship between a student and an educator. Indictments are formal charges and are not an indication of guilt.
Russell Staley, the driver of tractor-trailer that hit a van carrying members of the North Central Texas College softball team in September, was charged today with four counts of manslaughter in the first degree. Murray County, Okla. court records show that Judge Duck Aaron of Sulphur, Okla. will be hearing the case and District Attorney David Pyle will be prosecuting it. The records did not show an attorney for Staley.
The Grayson County District Attorney’s Office recenlty released a list of people who cleared their case from the dockets of the 59th state District Court. The following cases were cleared in May:
BONHAM — Fannin County grand jurors this week indicted James Brandon Bond, 35, on a charge of manslaughter. The indictment is a formal charge and is not an indication of guilt.
Drug charges filled the list of crimes for which people were indicted this week in Grayson County. An indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt. The Grayson County District’s Attorney’s Office released the following list of people who were indicted:
It has been nearly two and a half years since three-year-old Brianna Perry died at a Dallas hospital. Wednesday the man accused of killing her, Justice Boyce, was in the 15th State District Court with his attorney Bob Jarvis and Assistant Grayson County District Attorney Kerye Ashmore to decide when Boyce would face a capital murder charge in her death.
HUNTSVILLE — Lester Leroy Bower, 67, died by lethal injection Wednesday evening. He was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m.
The trial for one of three people indicted in connection with an investigation of the local Child Protective Services (CPS) office has been rescheduled again.
With just over 48 hours until his scheduled execution, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refused to grant Lester Bower a 60-day reprieve on Monday or to commute his death sentence to life in prison.