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Statement on Retrial for Thompson
[Houston, TX] On Monday June 25, 2018 The ahrris County Dictrict Attorney’s office released the following statement. We are keeping a vigilant eye on this case. FIEL Spokespeople are available for comment.
HCDAO releases statement regarding Thompson homicide trial, see below.
June 25, 2018
Prosecutors will take Thompson homicide trial back to court
In the wake of a deadlocked jury and mistrial, we’ve once again reviewed and considered the evidence in the death of John Hernandez. It has been determined that Terry Thompson will be tried again for this homicide—allowing a jury of his peers to resolve this case.
Coordination with the court to schedule a trial date is underway.
Harris County District Attorney
"We continue to stand along side the Hernandez family in seeking #justiceForJohn. The last two weeks have been grueling for them and we know that a retrial will have them once again go through the motions of having to relive the entries tragedy. We hope that the prosecutions get’s more time to prepare this time around and that in the end of the day the Hernandez and the community get the justice they deserve. " – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL
FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an organization that advocates for just laws for immigrant families, access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.