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Because of concerns with the novel coronavirus, Kleberg County Court at Law Judge Jaime Carrillo has announced that cases with court dates in the month of April have been suspended, and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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A former commander of the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Task Force filed a lawsuit in federal court last week alleging the Kleberg County Attorney forced him out of the organization when he raised concerns about her use of forfeiture funds and improper relationships with her employees.

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A Kingsville man pleaded guilty Monday to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence in connection with a July 2017 stabbing.

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The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a public warning to Kenedy County Judge Louis E. “Bud” Turcotte on July 16 after concluding that he avoided appointing a prosecutor to a case for more than a year and avoided recusing himself “in a timely manner” regarding a criminal matter inv…

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A man who was arrested in Kleberg County on charges of possession of child pornography was sentenced to seven years in prison after choosing to take a plea deal earlier this week.

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In Saturday’s General Election for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, Ofelia “Ofie” Gutierrez defeated write-in candidate John De La Paz by more than a hundred votes. However, because of a ruling by the 13th Court of Appeals last week, De La Paz’s brother, incumbent Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace…

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Esequiel “Cheque” De La Paz will continue to serve as the Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace after the 13th District Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the 105th District Court’s orders be vacated and the case dismissed for want of jurisdiction.

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With the general election less than one month away, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace candidate Ofelia “Ofie” Gutierrez is set to face write-in candidate John De La Paz, the brother of incumbent JP Esequiel “Cheque” De La Paz.

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More than four-and-a-half years since her part in a bank robbery, and nearly a year after her accomplice pleaded guilty to the crime, Joanna Cantu was found guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery in a jury trial that concluded this week.

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A mistrial was declared in the murder trial of Hugo Rangel-Botello on Wednesday morning, after jurors remained in a deadlocked 11-1 decision on their verdict, with a lone juror in favor of a “not guilty” verdict.

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A mistrial was declared in the first-degree murder trial of Hugo Rangel-Botello this morning, after jurors remained in a deadlocked 11-1 decision on their verdict.

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An 11-1 stalemate by the jury in the murder trial of Hugo Rangel-Botello forced 105th District Court Judge Jack Pulcher to send the jury home Tuesday evening. The jury spent four hours deliberating Tuesday. A unanimous verdict is required to convict Rangel-Botello on the first-degree murder …

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The Kingsville Police Department and the City of Kingsville Municipal Court are participating in the 2019 Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which began Feb. 11 and ends on March 8.  

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A man accused of fatally shooting a Kingsville man in 2015 pleaded guilty to one of two charges against him in the 105th District Court on Tuesday, following the selection jurors Monday evening.

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The next step in the ongoing legal dispute over the Pct. 4 Kleberg County Justice of the Peace position will remain unanswered for a few more weeks, after a judge ruled to grant an extension in the case.

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The challenger in the race for Pct. 4 Kleberg County Justice of the Peace is contesting the election results in district court, alleging illegal votes were counted in favor of the incumbent.

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Four years after he leaped onto the counter of an International Bank of Commerce branch in Kingsville, waved a gun and demanded cash, Mario Martinez was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday.

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A 28-year-old woman who was arrested in 2016 for murder pleaded guilty to a lesser charge last week and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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On March 8, a DeWitt County jury sentenced 31-year-old Orry Arthur to six years in prison for evading arrest with a vehicle after a four day trial, according to a press release from the DeWitt County District Attorney’s Office.

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A local man accused of robbing a Kingsville bank at gunpoint in 2014 was set to go to trial last week, but instead entered a guilty plea in open court.

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Anyone with an outstanding traffic, parking or similar ticket in the city has until Friday to take advantage of a grace period for offenders during a statewide warrant roundup that is currently underway.

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A Kleberg County native accused of leaking classified information in June will remain behind bars until her trial.

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The families of two Texas A&M University-Kingsville students who died in a car accident last year are suing Enterprise Rent-A-Car and General Motors.

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Kingsville Fire Department is investigating a suspected arson fire that damaged a mobile at Kings Manor Mobile Home Park Thursday.

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A 53-year-old man facing murder charges in Kleberg County pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter with a deadly weapon last week and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

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A Kingsville man last week was sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony drug charge stemming from his arrest for possessing synthetic marijuana earlier this year.

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The suspect recently arrested in Missouri for the fatal July 1 stabbing of a Kingsville man has refused to waive extradition, pushing his return to Kleberg County back by at least a month.

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A Kingsville man accused of trying to kidnap a woman and her children at knifepoint in March 2016 pleaded guilty to the charge on Monday, the same day jury selection for his trial was scheduled to begin.

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The trial of a Kingsville man accused of assaulting and trying to kidnap a woman and her children at knifepoint in March 2016 is scheduled to get underway with jury selection on Monday in the 105th District Court of Judge Jack Pulcher.

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Six years after the initial allegation, it took a Kleberg County jury three hours to render a verdict of not guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a young child in the trial of Orlando Gonzalez late Thursday afternoon.

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The suspect accused of robbing a Kingsville bank in 2014 had his bond revoked on Monday, but a district judge allowed him the opportunity to post a new $40,000 bond that would enable a new exemption related to work travel.

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Area law enforcement officials last week said they were ready to comply with a new bill recently signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott that would, in part, allow for individuals to be questioned about their immigration status while being detained.

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For 21-year-old Yesenia Martinez, volunteering with the Brush Country Court Appointed Special Advocates has been a blessing, though not just for her.

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A local justice of the peace was reprimanded and ordered by state officials to complete additional education for several violations of judicial conduct, including using racially insensitive language in the courthouse.

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A Kingsville man arrested this year on multiple drug charges was recently indicted by a Kleberg County grand jury for possession of marijuana, stemming from the discovery of two bags of marijuana in a home where he was staying.

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A local district judge last week denied a request for a Kingsville man charged with murder to be released from jail to his elderly parents for medical reasons, meaning the defendant will remain behind bars until his trial date.

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A local man pleaded guilty last week to intoxication manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in state prison following an appearance in the 105th District Court of Judge Jack Pulcher.

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A Kleberg County jury took a little over an hour to return a verdict of not guilty in the case of a local woman accused of setting her boyfriend on fire in 2013 following an argument the couple had at their home in Kingsville.

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A Kleberg County jury took a little over an hour to return a verdict of not guilty in the case of a local woman accused of setting her boyfriend on fire in 2013 following an argument the couple had at their home in Kingsville.

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