Judge Sets Date For Ex-Deputy And Her Husband's Murder Trial
More Today's News:
ߦ   Burglary of Motor Vehicle Public’s Assistance
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Former Venezuelan Official Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charge in Connection with Bribery Scheme
ߦ   Jury Convicts Texas Man of Hate Crime in the Burning of Victoria, Texas, Mosque
ߦ   Man wanted in deadly crime spree in custody
ߦ   Multi-Agency Investigation leads to Arrest of 6 for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Plane crash occupants identified
ߦ   Smith County Woman Guilty of Federal Violations
ߦ   Warrant Round Up
ߦ   Hero Down: Jefferson Parish Sgt. Troy Smith Murdered, Wife Arrested
ߦ   Hero Down: Chicago Police Officer Vinita Williams Dies After Collapsing At Work
ߦ   Coast Guard assists 4 mariners from vessel taking on water near Freeport
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston
ߦ   2 Die In La Porte Plane Crash
ߦ   American Police-The World’s Most Trusted Per Gallup
ߦ   Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 11 people
ߦ   DOJ: Many Adults Separated From Kids Are Killers, Child Abusers, Or Unrelated
ߦ   Education Bait-and-Switch Scheme Cheated Veterans of Tuition Benefits
ߦ   Sports Memorabilia Fraud Case Yields Unexpected Benefit for Chicago Youth Baseball Leagues
ߦ   15 shot dead, 9 hurt in bloody night for Mexico's Monterrey
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Conservatives Reject Calls to Abolish ICE
ߦ   DNA Leads To Arrest Of Aggravated Assault Suspect
ߦ   Former County Detention Center Deputy Indicted for Conspiring with Inmates to Assault Victim and Lying to Federal Investigators
ߦ   Galveston County Sheriff's Office - Daily Bulletin
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Texas Parks and Wildlife Agent Injured, Discharges Firearm During Assault
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Phil Camus - Houston Police Dept.
ߦ   5 officers killed in 2016 ambush remembered in Dallas
ߦ   As population increases, Austin Police Department seeks more police officers
ߦ   Cartel Member Extradited To U.S. From Mexico For Funneling Massive Amounts Of Marijuana And Cocaine Into The U.S.
ߦ   Rockwall County sheriff honored at city council meeting
ߦ   Senior Sinaloa Cartel Leader Extradited to the United States
ߦ   Sergeant sues Texas prison system over claims of sexual harassment, retaliation

   Next >>
Search Archives:

Terry and Chauna Thompson are charged with killing 24-year old John Hernandez during a fight outside of a Denny's restaurant on May 28.

By Bryan Kirk, Patch Staff |

HOUSTON, TX — A judge has set the trial dates of a former Harris County Sheriff's deputy and her husband, accused of killing a Houston area man during a fight outside of a Denny's restaurant.

Terry Thompson is charged with murdering of 24-year old John Hernandez during a fight on May 28.

His trial is set to begin on May 18, nearly a year after the fight that took Hernandez's life.

His wife, Chauna Thompson, who is also charged with Hernandez's murder, will go to trial on June 1, KTRK reported.

The incident that ended in Hernandez's death began when Terry Thompson was pulling into the Denny's parking lot and saw Hernandez, who was intoxicated, urinating in front of the restaurant.

Thompson told investigtors that he confronted Hernandez, and claimed Hernandez took a swing at him.

The two began fighting outside the restaurant and witnesses told investigators that Terry Thompson held Hernandez in a chokehold.

Witnesses to the fight recorded the incident on cell phone video.

Chauna Thompson, who was off-duty at the time, arrived a short time later and helped hold Hernandez down during the fight.

Chauna Thompson told investigators she noticed that Hernandez had stopped breathing and called for back up and began administering CPR.

Hernandez never regained consciousness and died at LBJ Hospital three days later.

A coroner's report indicated that Hernandez died as a result of anoxic encephalopathy due to strangulation with chest compression.

The Thompson's were not arrested or detained after the fight, and other deputies who responded to the call were later disciplined by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Ten days after Hernandez died, the Thompson's were charged with his murder

Since the incident, the Thompson's have been been free on bond, and Chauna Thompson was fired by Gonzalez.

If the couple are convicted of Hernandez's murder, they each face a possible sentence of life in prison.

Post a comment
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.