Bartholomew Granger

Granger

After more than two weeks of testimony in the capital murder trial of convicted Jefferson County courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger, jurors have decided the self-described “Mr. Hyde” will be put to death.

The death penalty for Granger comes after a week’s worth of recorded jailhouse phone conversations were presented to jurors during the sentencing phase of the trial. This prompted Granger to make sudden outbursts, cursing at jurors and attorneys in open court. As a result, Granger’s defense questioned their client’s sanity.

shadow
Bartholomew Granger, center, was convicted of capital murder in the shooting dea

One of the most high-profile capital murder trials in Beaumont’s history has ended with a verdict of guilty for Jefferson County Courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger, but sentencing the murderous "Mr. Hyde" may take longer than expected. 

Granger seemed unmoved by the verdict Tuesday, April 30, but eventually shouted at prosecutors and jurors in open court on Wednesday and Thursday.

shadow
Deborah Ray Holst, right, has attended each day of testimony.

After the death of her mother at the hands of accused courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger, Deborah Ray Holst said what she’ll miss most about her mother, Minnie Ray Sebolt, was cooking some of the finest holiday meals in all of Southeast Texas.

“This past November, I had to do it alone,” she said in an exclusive interview with The Examiner. “I had never done it by myself. Me and her always did it together.”

shadow
Bartholomew Granger enters the courtroom.

Day three of Bartholomew Granger’s capital murder trial ended after more than 14 family members, Beaumont police officers, attorneys and employees at a local business testified they were caught up in Granger’s scheme to kill Claudia Jackson, Samantha Jackson and Rebecca Richards.

shadow
Bartholomew Granger

Bartholomew Granger, a 41-year-old Houston man accused of opening fire in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse on March 14, 2012, was back in court Friday, March 8, 2013.

shadow