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Homicide/Arrest on S. Orange Street

02-13-2006:

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.

 


CASE SUMMARY

 

 Date

 Event

02-11-2006

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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