You would think the savage murder of 80-year-old Rosalee Cook a year ago would have been a call for action for Harris County’s Criminal Justice System.
On Tuesday, lawmakers in the Texas House responded with final passage of HB-20, a measure which will make it much more difficult for defendants with a criminal history of violence to gain bond.
182nd Criminal District Court Judge Danny Lacayo has eight defendants now charged with taking a life while free on multiple bonds.
What do six criminal district court judges have in common? They allowed at least six defendants in their courts to remain free on multiple felony or PR bonds until they were charged with killing someone.
If House Bill 1805 passes, it could mean some big changes for violent prisoners.
In our ongoing series Breaking Bond, we’ve told you how since 2018, 105 Harris County residents have been killed allegedly at the hands of repeat violent offenders free from jail on multiple felony and personal recognizance bonds.
105 flags have the names of people police each say were killed by repeat violent offenders free from jail on multiple felony and personal recognizance bonds.
“He didn’t just shoot him, he did an overkill,” said Bridgette Wright Corey’s aunt.
24-year-old Robert Soliz is an admitted gang member with a lengthy criminal history. His bond was set at $750,000 last November when he was charged in the murder of HPD Sergeant Sean Rios.
A new bill is being sponsored to address repeat violent offenders committing new crimes while out of jail on multiple felony or PR bonds.
In our latest report of 'Breaking Bond', FOX 26 Reporter has more on one teenager who was out on 11 bonds goes on an alleged armed robbery spree.
The most recent to die is Cameron Stevens. Police say 19-year-old Alexander Ordonez and his 18-year-old brother Kevin shot Stevens to death on February 6.
A 22-year-old man who was free from jail on multiple felony bonds is now being called a suspected serial rapist.
Two families are asking questions as to why the same judge allowed two men to be released on bond. Now, they're being accused of murder.
For more than a year now, FOX 26 has been telling you how at least 90 people have died at the hands of repeat violent offenders freed by judges who grant them multiple felony bonds or PR bonds.
“We need to fix a broken bond system because it simply isn’t working,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
In Harris County alone, 90 lives have been lost because of judges who think it’s a good idea to free a violent offender from jail by giving them multiple felony bonds or PR bonds.
One woman who lost her daughter and unborn grandchild has made it her mission to make sure the U.S. Congress supports a new law.
The mother of a violent offender told a judge that her son was a menace to society. Now, he's charged with a string of violent crimes.
One woman is demanding answers as to why a man out on multiple felony bonds allegedly murdered her brother.