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Betty Kotz was left battered and bloody after the attack. Marcom Stagg (inset)

Monday, May 2, 2016. This was the day she had waited on for nearly two years.

Betty Kotz sat quietly in Jefferson County Judge Larry Gist’s criminal courtroom, but she sat tall. The 79-year-old waited to see what punishment would befall the man who was convicted by a jury of 12 for brutally beating and robbing her in May 2014.

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Charlsie Jones

Charlsie Jones, a longtime legal assistant at the 9th Court of Appeals, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail and charged with murder after Beaumont Police detectives allege she shot her husband to death Saturday, April 30.

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Effective Monday, May 2, Judy Lane at Concord Road will be closed to traffic until further notice, reports the City of Beaumont.  

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Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office are searching for a burglary suspect or suspects who reportedly made a heavy haul recently, stealing several massive pieces of farming equipment from two neighbors with adjoining properties.

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A man trying to cross the highway was struck and killed in an auto-pedestrian accident April 28, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD). 

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