Jordan Isaiha Lopez was sentenced to 35 years in connection with the 2018 murder in Texas. Reports say the murder suspect removed the ankle monitor that was a condition of probation for a previous crime.The District Attorney’s Office of Harris County states that on July 5, 2018, Jordan Isaiha Lopez, then 17, robbed a residence in Cypress, Texas. Reports say Lopez held Austin Balogun, 19, at gunpoint after he and another suspect tied him up in his bedroom.
According to Stimson, Balogun was able to get a hold of a gun and shoot Lopez in the hand. However, the latter shot Balogun to death in retaliation and fled the crime scene thereafter. District Attorney Kim Ogg stated that the murder suspect removed the ankle monitor he had as a condition of his bond. Reportedly, Lopez was accused of an attempted home invasion six months earlier.
Murder Suspect Sentenced
According to Limehouse, on June 15, District Judge Denise Collins sentenced the murder suspect to 35 years in prison. However, Sam Cammack, Lopez’s attorney, insisted that the sentence was too long for a then 17-year-old. In addition, Cammack claimed that Lopez was only influenced by his brother and was defending himself from Balogun. Nonetheless, the murder suspect was also convicted by a jury prior to the sentencing.