A man who was
convicted a generation ago of attempting to kill two university police officers
is heading back to prison to serve a 30-year sentence after being
convicted this week of threatening to kill a family, prosecutors said Thursday.
Baughman,57, was convicted of two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and felon in possession of a firearm following a three-day trial that
During a 2014
incident he pressed a handgun into the head of a Spring woman and threatened to
kill her. He also threatened to kill her child.
later shot at the family.
convicted felon with a substantial criminal history pistol whips a woman,
threatens her life and her family, the people of Harris County deliver
justice,” Harris County Assistant District Attorney Steven Belt said.
previously convicted of trying to kill two University of Houston Downtown
Police officers in 1989. He shot one of them in the head and hand, losing
three fingers. He shot the other in the armpit.
sentenced to 50 years and released in 2008. He was on parole at the time of the
District Attorney Tom Berg said that Baughman should never again be free.
prison sentence in the last century evidently was not enough to reform or deter
Mr. Baughman. One hopes that the 30-year sentence conferred by the court after
the jury’s verdict will suffice to spare the good people of Harris County any
further encounters with him in this one.”
The case was
investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Precinct 4 Constables