A Lubbock judge declared a mistrial in the trial of David Hampton on Thursday. The trial will be reset and a new jury will be selected. The reason for the decision has not been released as of Thursday evening.
Opening statements are expected to start Tuesday morning at the Lubbock County Courthouse in the capital murder trial of David Hampton. He’s accused of robbing 79-year old Celestino Rodriguez, beating him to death and leaving him in a field in 2019.
A Lubbock man sentenced to death for a 2011 murder has lost his final state appeal. Brian Suniga was convicted of capital murder in the death of David Rowser, a clerk at One Guy From Italy, who was killed during a robbery.
A 22-year-old man is representing himself in a Lubbock federal courtroom this week after being found with a Lubbock 14-year-old in Michigan in 2020. The teen was reported missing on November 13, 2020, from a middle school in Lubbock and was found 10 days later.
Lubbock PD said 39-year-old Steven Colon was taken to UMC with serious injuries after the shooting in the 1700 block of 25th Street, near 25th & Avenue S. According to Police, Colon was pronounced deceased at UMC on June 6.
Forty of the 70 children recovered in an operation by Homeland Security Investigations El Paso have been recovered in the Midland-Odessa area. The children recovered during “Operation Lost Souls” included victims of sex trafficking, sexual abuse and physical abuse.
Former Christ the King Cathedral Church Lubbock employee Nathan Allen Webb, 43, pleaded guilty in February to wire fraud. He was sentenced Thursday to 51 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix, who ordered him to pay $261,440.20 in restitution.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said the bodies of 27-year-old Adilene Adame, of Friona, and 37-year-old Osiel Rodriguez, of Dimmit, were found off of Farm-to-Market Road 1057, about 13 miles east of Friona.