Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office
Jonathan Bradshaw was sentenced to a
60-year prison sentence on August 13, 2019 after a jury convicted him of Murder
a day earlier. The 22-year-old Kendleton
man was charged with the crime after a neighborhood confrontation in 2018.
According to Fort Bend
County Assistant District Attorney Courtney Rosen, on January 20th,
2018, Bradshaw’s twin brother, Johnny Bradshaw, was speeding up and down a
residential neighborhood street in Kendleton.
The victim, Ladarian Trevon Welch told Johnny to slow down multiple
times. Johnny then drove down the street
to pick up the defendant. Ladarian Welch
was standing outside of his home in front of the curb when Johnny parked in the
middle of the street and Jonathan got out of the passenger seat. The defendant confronted Welch about telling
his brother what to do. Jonathan then
pulled a gun on Welch and fired four times.
Welch was shot once in the leg and once in the chest, which resulted in
his death. The defendant ran away on
foot after the shooting.
Bradshaw’s inhumane and senseless killing of 22-year-old Ladarian Welch robbed
a young man of his future and a mother of her only son,” said Rosen. “We appreciate the jury’s attention and swift
justice in this case.”
tried in the 240th District Court before Presiding
Judge Frank J. Fraley. Murder is
a first-degree felony punishable by 5-99 years, or life, in prison and a fin up
to $10,000. Under Texas law, Bradshaw
must serve half of his sentence before he can be considered for parole.
District Attorneys Courtney Rosen and Grayson Miller prosecuted the case.