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.
The attorney representing the man police say killed a man in a hit-and-run crash and then shot and killed a Good Samaritans asked for a competency evaluation to determine if his client is able to understand the legal case before him.
The man accused of killing a Good Samaritan following a massive wreck in Arlington last December will appear in a Tarrant County court on Tuesday.
Tuesday night, 18 members of Clarence Robinson’s family stood at Arlington City Hall and accepted city and state proclamations for the 18-year-old’s selfless actions last December.
A man crashes into a car, killing the person inside. And when a Good Samaritan stopped to help two kids in the middle, that man was shot and killed too.
In the wake of a violent and bizarre hit-and-run accident and shooting, police are looking to find more details about the suspect’s mysterious past.
A North Texas teen killed during last week’s bizarre high-speed accident and shooting is being remembered for his optimistic spirit.
CBS 11 News has learned new information surrounding the deadly car crash and shooting in Arlington on Wednesday. The children in the crash are out of the hospital and there’s unique video of the scene seconds after the crash.
Police in Arlington say they have completed a series of witness photo lineups and have released a picture of the man they say is not only a hit-and-run driver, but also the person who opened fire after causing a second, deadly, accident.