Houston Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Shooting a Man

Home » Blog » Houston Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Shooting a Man

Houston Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Shooting a Man

A woman in Houston, Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting a man. The sentence has been pronounced in response to a charge of aggravated assault. Cassandra Damper accidentally shot Devyn Holmes back in April 2018 when they were broadcasting an event on Facebook Live stream from a car.

In the video broadcast online, Damper is shown wielding a gun. She then accidentally discharged the gun and shot Holmes in the head. Holmes miraculously survived but has been confined to a wheelchair since.

In the wake of the shooting, Damper lied to the officers who reached the car where the shooting took place. She claimed that Holmes had accidentally shot himself. Later investigations revealed that Damper had pulled the trigger, which was also substantiated by the Facebook Live video. For this reason, an additional charge of tampering with evidence was also brought against Damper, for which she was sentenced 5 years. She will serve both sentences simultaneously.

The final hearing and the sentencing took place this Tuesday. During the hearing, Damper took the stand and confessed to shooting Holmes. She also made a tearful apology and explained why she had first lied to the officers. According to her statement, she was in utter shock and simply couldn’t believe that the gun in her hand had fired. She also claimed that she had no idea the gun was loaded.

Damper saw Holmes for the first time since the shooting. Holmes also took the stand at the hearing. Sitting in a wheelchair, he said that Damper should be sentenced to prison as her mistake had left him with serious disabilities.

According to the prosecution, Damper called 911 soon after the shooting but claimed at the time that Holmes had shot himself. However, the authorities received a copy of the Facebook Live video which directly indicted Damper. If you or someone you know is injured due to the carelessness of another person, contact our Houston personal injury lawyers today!

Source: https://abc7ny.com/woman-sentenced-to-prison-after-facebook-live-shooting/5763902/

search

our offices

  • Beaumont Office

    215 Orleans St.
    Beaumont, TX 77701

  • Houston Office

    300 Fannin St.
    Suite 300
    Houston, TX 77002

  • Burbank Office

    4111 W. Alameda Avenue
    Suite 611
    Burbank, California 91505

  • Denver Office

    3801 E. Florida Ave.
    Suite 905
    Denver, CO 80210-2500

  • Philadelphia Office

    1500 Walnut Street
    Suite 2000
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Nashville Office

    1102 17th Avenue, South
    Suite 305
    Nashville, TN 37212

FROM THE BLOG

Car Crash On I-25 Kills One, Critically Injures Another

A car crash on the Interstate 25 that took place on Tuesday left one person dead and another critically injured. The accident took place in the evening. According to the details released by the Colorado State Patrol, the accident took place when the driver of a Buick lost control. The Buick was traveling southbound on…

Can I Sue My Hairdresser for Scalp Burns?

In short, yes, you can sue for negligence or even assault in some cases if the action was taken on purpose. Now, you have some specifics that can slow down or outright stop a case if you’re showing that they failed to provide you with a decent level of care. The hairdresser may also not…

Speeding Sports Car Causes Fatal Crash Killing 3

A speeding sports car caused a crash this Friday that resulted in the death of three people. The crash involved three vehicles and took place in El Paso, Texas. According to the details shared by the police so far, the collision was initiated by a speeding sports car driven by Billy Ray Ethridge Jr., 45.…