Houston, Texas crime: Jazmine Barnes murder suspect found guilty

Another man, Eric Black Jr. additionally faces capital murder for driving the getaway automobile in connection to this capturing.

HOUSTON — A jury has found Larry Woodruffe guilty of capital murder within the 2018 capturing dying of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.

The trial for Woodruffe began Tuesday and shutting arguments wrapped up early Friday morning. It took the jury just a few hours to deliberate and resolve on a guilty verdict. 

According to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the decision means an computerized life sentence for Woodruffe.

Jazmine Barnes capturing

Jazmine was shot and killed on Dec. 30, 2018, after a bullet struck her within the head whereas she was driving within the automobile along with her household. Woodruffe shot at Jazmine’s household’s automobile, considering he was capturing at a automobile with folks he had argued with at a membership the evening earlier than.

Instead, it was Jazmine, her mom and three sisters. Jazmine was hit within the head as she sat behind the driving force’s seat. Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, was shot within the arm and her 15-year-old sister was injured when the window shattered. The two different sisters within the automobile weren’t harm. 

Another man, Eric Black Jr. additionally faces capital murder for driving the getaway automobile. His subsequent courtroom date is scheduled for May 13, 2022. 

Who was Jazmine Barnes

Jazmine was laid to relaxation 9 days after she was murdered. 

Jazmine was a second-grader at Sheldon ISD’s Monahan Elementary. During her funeral, the superintendent spoke about her desires of turning into a trainer. 

“I tell you, I would’ve hired her on the spot…that says so much about Jazmine and her character. She was truly a loving child who wanted to give back as a servant, as a teacher.”

Mayor Sylvester Turner additionally spoke on the service proclaimed Jan. 8, 2019 as “Jazmine Barnes Day” within the City of Houston.

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