Convicted child pornographer John Morgan Campbell, the former H-E-B
executive credited with coming up with the concept of Central Market,
will remain in prison after a judge Tuesday denied his motion for shock
Campbell, 67, was indicted in November 2016
on 53 counts of possession and promotion of child pornography, Campbell
was fired after he admitted attaching a photo of a naked boy to a
business email in April 2014.
In January, Bexar County jurors found
Campbell guilty on 48 counts of possession of child pornography and not
guilty on five counts of possession. He elected to be sentenced by state
District Judge Catherine Torres-Stahl, who assessed a 10-year prison
term in January.
Under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure,
the shock probation provision allows a judge to send a defendant to
prison or jail temporarily, then return the person to court for a
sentence of community supervision.