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Homicide/Arrest on S. Orange Street


On Saturday morning, February 11, 2006, Brian Jeffrey Pearson, 24, was shot and killed in a trailer in the 300 block of S. Orange Street in Sweeny while at a party with friends. 


Ricardo Ramirez

Charged in the murder is 25-year-old Ricardo Ramirez of Sweeny (right).  Ramirez is being held at the Brazoria County Detention Center in Angleton in lieu of a $100,000 bond.


Murder, a First Degree Felony in Texas, carries a punishment of life imprisonment or a term of 5-99 years of imprisonment at the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, a fine not to exceed $10,000, or both such fine and imprisonment.                                                                    Ramirez


Witnesses told police that between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., Pearson and Ramirez were arguing at the trailer.  Shortly afterwards, witnesses heard the gunfire.  After some commotion at the trailer, Ramirez fled the scene in a vehicle.


Police located and arrested Ramirez without incident at approximately 8:30 a.m. several miles outside of Sweeny.  A .40 caliber handgun was recovered from Ramirez.


Pearson was transported to the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.


No motive has yet been determined for the shooting.







Offense & Arrest

03-11-2006 Released from custody on $40K bond
04-12-2006 Indicted
06-29-2006 Pre-Trial
09-05-2006 Trial (Reset)
11-06-2006 Trial



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