After taking just 45 minutes on Monday to find Thomas Lester Harper guilty of murder for shooting an 18-year-old Good Samaritan, a Tarrant County jury took even less time to sentence the man to life in prison.
After days of testimony Thomas Lester Harper tried to apologize. “I’m sorry,” he said while on the stand Monday. Prosecutor Jack Strickland wasn’t having any of it and quickly jumped in and asked, “For what?” Harper said, “For everything.”
Thomas Harper’s attorneys say he’s a devoted father who was trying to protect his children. Harper is accused of killing a Good Samaritan after causing a multi-car crash that killed one driver, back in December of 2011.
A two-year-old boy is back with his family after Dallas police say a Good Samaritan found him wandering down a street at two o’clock Wednesday morning.
The teen accused of driving drunk and killing four people is scheduled to go on trial Wednesday in Fort Worth.
A man drowned in Lewisville Lake Friday while trying to help another person whose canoe capsized.
A man from Irving was killed by gunfire Sunday morning as he tried to break up a fight over last night’s Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez match.
A teenager is now charged in a deadly Burleson crash that killed a youth pastor and three others.
A candlelight vigil is planned to honor the memory of Terrell Cowherd, 26, who was stabbed to death early Saturday morning outside Club Kush on Greenville Avenue after he tried to break up a fight.
A Good Samaritan’s act of selflessness helps save a life, but puts his own in jeopardy.
A 63-year-old Dallas man was attacked by a pack of pit bulls on the street Sunday, leaving the man badly wounded and recovering in a local hospital.
Just this week, in Richardson, Garland and Fort Worth, Good Samaritans were attacked and or robbed as they came to the aid of strangers.