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Harris County Grand Jury Calls For Indictment In Death Of John Hernandez

A Harris County grand jury has swiftly returned murder indictments in the death of John Hernandez.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg (first from the right) announced at a press conference that the grand jury selected for the John Hernandez case issued an indictment of murder for Terry and Chauna Thompson. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez (second from the right) also attended the press conference.

A Harris County grand jury has swiftly returned murder indictments in the death of John Hernandez.

Hernandez died after an altercation outside a Denny's in northeast Harris County.

The district attorney's office says Terry Thompson and his wife, Chauna Thompson, are charged with murder.

Chauna Thompson is a deputy with the Harris County's Sheriff's office. She is on administrative leave.

A grand jury today heard testimony from about a dozen people and watched cell phone footage before deciding to indict the couple.

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Laurie Johnson-Ramirez

Laurie Johnson-Ramirez

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Laurie Johnson-Ramirez leads news coverage for Houston Public Media across broadcast and digital platforms. Ramirez is a native Houstonian who started her career at Houston Public Media in 2002. Before becoming News Director, Ramirez held the position of Executive Producer for Daily News, leading daily and breaking news coverage, helping...

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