It has been almost three years since 3-year-old Brianna Perry died in a Dallas hospital and this week the man accused of killing her goes on trial. Justin Boyce, 34, of Sherman, will face a capital murder charge in the 15th State District Court.
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A Granger man’s attorney appeared in the 397th state District Court Thursday to answer to charges the man killed his wife. Jimmy Ray Wallace, 31, has pleaded not guilty to charges he shot and killed his wife, Maria Ventura on June 30.
A Van Alstyne woman is facing criminal charges stemming from her love life. This week, grand jurors indicted Jamie Harris, 35, of one count of bigamy and one count of tampering with a government document. The indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt.
BONHAM — Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser’s office presented 41 cases to grand jurors last week and the returned indictments in 38 cases. The indictments are formal charges and are not an indication of guilt. The following people were indicted:
The Paul Brown United States Courthouse in Sherman practically buzzed Friday as judges, law professors, attorneys, family and friends of U.S. Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak watched while she took her oath of office and donned her robe. The investiture service included Sherman classmates that Nowak, a Sherman High School grad, has known since attending St. Mary’s Catholic School in Sherman, as well as her family, college and law school friends and court officials.
A jury of seven women and five men found Esteban Jose Hernandez, 41, of Cameron guilty Wednesday of aggravated attempted sexual assault. The charge stemmed from an incident in which Hernandez admitted to police that he grabbed Shelby Graham, then 18, at Herman Baker Park on Sept. 4, 2013.
“This in not a (case of) who done it,” Assistant Grayson County District Attorney Matt Johnson said Tuesday in his opening arguments in the case of an attempted aggravated sexual assault being tried in the 59th state District Court. The prosecutor said the defendant even admitted to police that he attacked an 18-year-old girl on Sept. 4, 2013, in a secluded part of the running trails at Herman Baker Park.
Potential jurors reported Monday for the trial of a man accused of attempting to sexually assault women at Herman Baker Park. Esteban Jose Hernandez, 41, of Cameron, is expected to go on trial this week for the crimes which are alleged to have been committed in 2013. Testimony is expected to begin in the case early Tuesday morning in the 59th state District Court with Judge Rayburn Nall presiding.
Amanda Askari, the former Sherman High School teacher’s aide who was charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a male student, was sentenced to six years in prison Friday. The sentence was then probated for eight years.
Jordan Ballard, the Denison man who is accused of shooting and killing Justin Simmons back in April, wasn’t at a hearing set in the 15th state district Court Thursday. Ballard, who has pleaded not guilty to killing Mr. Simmons, wasn’t in any additional trouble Thursday.