Raquel West

Robert Greer

Forest Lawn general manger Danny Lynch told Jefferson County Judge Raquel West that Robert Greer’s destruction of cemetery property “was not a victimless crime.”

According to Lynch, 19 families were affected, and monetary and emotional havoc was wreaked when Greer decided – on two separate occasions in late 2015 – to take human remains and the urns they were housed in.

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Yei Daniels answers questions from the media.

It’s been over six years since Yei Daniels and her family were taken hostage and tortured in their own house by an intruder who stabbed and shot the home’s occupants, leaving her paralyzed, but she said she remembers the event as if it happened only yesterday.

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Royce Davis

Sentenced to 50 years in prison for the death of a lonely widow, the prosecutor says murderer Royce Earl Davis, Jr. took financial advantage of his victim before taking her life.

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The intersection on College Street where Terrel Segura lost his life.

When Joseph Matthew Ragsdale admitted in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Jefferson County District Court that he was behind the wheel of a borrowed vehicle when he struck pedestrian Terrel Segura with enough force to man

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Dennis Booker, 22, was convicted of murder in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 3, after a short trial where witnesses say he initiated a physical confrontation with his then-girlfriend Amira Johnson before stabbing Johnson’s cousin, Xavier Cane, ultimately causing his death.

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Joe Frederick Hawkins

A Beaumont man pleaded guilty Monday to the first-degree felony offense of murder and the first degree felony offense of aggravated assault in the 252nd District Court, Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham ann

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courthouse Steps logo

Every day in courthouses throughout the United States, panels of prospective jurors file into courtrooms to be questioned about their suitability for service in a process called voir dire – literally “to speak the truth.” Prosecutors and defense attorneys are guided through this by a judge who inevi

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Terrence Holmes (left) and Raquel West (right)

The stage has been set for the November general election after Democratic primary runoffs decided who will go on to face Republican opponents.

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Raquel West (center) and family

It was a late night Tuesday, March 4, for candidates running for county offices after ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries in Jefferson County had to be recounted, keeping many local politicians up past midnight while voting totals rolled in.

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