Murder

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a homicide of a former Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) officer found apparently shot to death in his home Feb. 21. They have already identified a "person of interest" they believe was involved in the shooting, the victim's live-in fiancée.

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District Attorney Bob Wortham has announced that a jury of the Drug Impact Court has found Wallace Joseph Green guilty of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in an amount of at least 1 gram and less than 4 grams. 

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Emotions ran high as family and friends of murder victim Marcus “Big Country” Senegal waited for an outcome in the trial of a 22-year-old man accused of the crime alongside the defendant’s supporters, who showed up in numbers the first week of December. After days of testimony, it took roughly four hours Dec. 6 for the jury to convict defendant Keenan “Cheese” Anderson on one count of murder.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team are asking for the public's help in solving the 1982 murder of Monica "Christie" Wilson in Liberty, Texas. 

According to a press release, as part of a public awareness program launched last month, DPS is featuring one unsolved case each month in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved or "cold cases" across the state.

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Demetrius Bernard Glenn

According to the Jefferson County District Attorney's office, Demetrius Bernard Glenn, 22, of Port Arthur pled guilty to murder on Monday, November 9, 2015, stemming from a June 6, 2013 double homicide in Port Arthur. In accordance with a plea agreement reached with prosecutors, Glenn was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

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From July 2013 – July 2015, David Carl Smith sent The Examiner 19 letters.

At the conclusion of a bond hearing punctuated by an eruption of emotion, including a declaration of love from the suspect to his mother and a tearful outburst from the deceased victim’s family, Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens set a $500,000 bond for David Carl Smith, who was extradited from the Netherlands to face murder charges in Jefferson County.

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On September 29, 2015, Port Arthur police were dispatched to 4200 Gulfway in reference to a man down. Subsequent investigation revealed the man, identified as 42 year old Port Arthur resident Michael Paul Blanchard, had been murdered. 

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This Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9 p.m., the Discovery Channel will be airing the program “On The Case” with Paula Zahn, which focuses on victims in murder cases.

One of the cases featured will be the murder of Beaumont police officer Paul Hulsey on March 22, 1988. This case led officers to locate and capture the serial killer responsible for Hulsey’s murder. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. His execution was carried out in Texas on December 9, 1997.

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Joshua Jerrod Thomas

An appeal has been denied in the 2014 murder conviction for which Joshua Jerrod Thomas, 27, of Port Arthur is now serving a 60-year sentence.

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