• July 16, 2019

Odessa American: Courts

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Former Hooters guard standing trial next week

A former Hooters security guard charged with shooting a man in the back almost two years ago will stand trial next week after numerous reschedules.

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Man found guilty of sexually assaulting 12-year-old niece

An Ector County Jury took less than 7 minutes to find a 46-year-old man guilty of continuous sexual abuse, an Ector County District Attorney press release detailed.

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Jury finds man guilty of robbing bank in 2017

An Ector County jury found a 41-year-old man guilty of a 2017 robbery of First Basin Credit Union, an Ector County District Attorney's press release detailed.

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Odessa Under 40 honoring Judge Hendricks-Green

Ector County Court of Law Judge Brooke Hendricks-Green said she has literal and figurative shoes to fill.

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'89 murder case going to trial again

A man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl 30 years ago told Judge Stacy Trotter he was ready for another jury trial, after his trial last year resulted in a hung jury.

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Justin Low running for District Judge

Odessa attorney Justin Low announced Friday his intent to run for Judge of the 161st District Court in the November 2020 election, a position currently held by the retiring Judge John Smith.

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Man pleads guilty to injury to child, receives 45 years in prison

A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty today to injury to a child, which resulted in the death of 2-year-old Zaydrian Guerra.

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Man found guilty, sentenced to 99 years in prison

An Ector County Jury found a 45-year-old man guilty of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to 99 years in prison on Wednesday.

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From soldiering to the courtroom

From playing high school football to team roping to soldiering in Operation Desert Storm, longtime Odessan Ronald Clark Griffin trod a long, challenging road on his way to becoming U.S. magistrate judge in the Western District of Texas’s federal district court in Midland.

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Principal says she followed protocol

A longtime Ector County Independent School District employee who has been on administrative leave since January says she followed district protocol in reporting allegations of student-on- student sexual assault.

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Man pleads guilty in 2017 intoxicated fatal wreck

A 53-year-old man pled guilty April 5 to murder in an intoxicated 2017 fatal wreck.

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