30 Year Sentence For Intoxicated Manslaughter
Fort Bend County District Attorney
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   CITATION BY PUBLICATION - DIVORCE W/CHILD(REN)
ߦ   REMEMBERING - Sheriff Joe Max Taylor
ߦ   Charges: Mo. jail nurse killed husband, wanted to wed inmate
ߦ   Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’
ߦ   Cops Take Shelter Dogs On Rides Around Town To Increase Their Chances Of Adoption
ߦ   Laredo couple charged in connection with deceased child found in acid-filled container
ߦ   Officer 'will be charged' in connection with deadly shootout, HPD says
ߦ   Rikers Island inmate accused of ‘swatting’ mom who wouldn’t pay his bail
ߦ   27 Indicted in Multi-State ATM Robbery Conspiracy
ߦ   28 of Texas’ Most Wanted Fugitives Captured in 2018
ߦ   Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner 230 miles offshore Galveston
ߦ   Constable Swears In Six New Deputies
ߦ   Dark Web Trafficker Convicted of Drug Importation Conspiracy
ߦ   Former Constable Lt. Stole from Harvey Victims and Taxpayers
ߦ   Former U.S. Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage on Behalf of Iran; Four Iranians Charged With a Cyber Campaign Targeting Her Former Colleagues
ߦ   Houston federal judge bars female prosecutor from trial, sparking standoff with U.S. attorney’s office
ߦ   Houston man accused of repeatedly throwing dog against wall and killing it
ߦ   Pearland police find three bodies in home after report of shooting
ߦ   Police News Links
ߦ   Teacher Jailed For Providing Alcohol To Students
ߦ   Two Die, Child Dies In House Fire
ߦ   Undocumented Alien Sent to Prison for Illegally Entering the United States
ߦ   Bank Teller Sentenced for Bank Fraud, Theft
ߦ   Constable Deputies Jail Serial Thief in Atascocita
ߦ   Friends of Child Advocates of Fort Bend to Host Mission and Martini Night
ߦ   Galveston College News: Surgical Technology program receives CAAHEP accreditation
ߦ   Governor Abbott Sets Date For Special Runoff Election In Harris County

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office

Press Release

 

           

            Carlos Amescua was sentenced to 30 years in prison on November 28, 2018 in an agreement with prosecutors after pleading guilty to Intoxication Manslaughter and 20 years on each of three counts of Intoxication Assault.  The 36-year-old Rosenberg man was indicted for killing a teenager and seriously injuring three others after running a red light while intoxicated last year.

 

According to the Assistant District Attorney Thomas Pfeiffer, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Rodriguez was traveling southbound on State Highway 6 at 2:30 a.m. on March 19, 2017.  As he approached the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Vicksburg Boulevard, he witnessed a vehicle collision after a white SUV disregarded a red light.  The suspect driver was identified as Carlos Amescua. 

 

The impact of the collision killed 19-year-old Cayle Symone Simple and badly injured three others. 

 

Amescua’s blood alcohol content was later determined to be .189 – over twice the legal limit in Texas.  Amescua has prior alcohol-related convictions for driving while intoxicated and public intoxication.

 

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Pfeiffer prosecuted the case.  Pfeiffer stated, “As the holidays approach, it is my hope that people will consider this tragic case before deciding to drive while intoxicated.  I think the sentence speaks for itself.  Do not drive while intoxicated in Fort Bend County.”

 

Amescua was prosecuted in the 458th District Court.  Because Amescua has a prior felony conviction for assaulting a public servant, the second-degree felony Intoxication Manslaughter was enhanced to the first-degree punishment range of 5-99 years or life in prison and a fine up to $10,000.  The third-degree felony Intoxication Assault in this case was also enhanced to a range of 2-20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.  Because the court ruled that the defendant’s car was a deadly weapon, he must serve at least one-half of his sentences before he is eligible for parole.



Comments:
Should have been longer sentence. Cayle Symone's family got a life sentence
Posted by Sasquatch at 12/4/2018 2:38:50 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
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
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.