48-year-old Houston man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday
for repeatedly stalking and harassing a woman with whom he had a prior
relationship, Harris County
District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
is yet another form of domestic violence, and we will do everything
possible to keep victims safe when they are facing this sort of danger,”
Ogg said. “We sought
justice in this case, and hopefully the victim can move forward with
her life now.”
W. Brown was convicted after a two-day bench trial in March of stalking
a woman he had a relationship with in the past. On Wednesday, the trial
continued with witnesses
testifying in the punishment phase before state District Judge Mark
Kent Ellis handed down a verdict of 35 years in prison.
had repeatedly harassed and threatened the woman and her family for
more than a decade. She filed multiple protective orders and criminal
charges of stalking against
him for his actions starting in 2011. He was convicted in the first
stalking case in 2014 and sentenced to five years in prison.
Just days after his release in 2019, Brown started stalking the woman again.
District Attorney Erica Robinson Winsor, who is assigned to the DA’s
mental health division, said experts testified that the victim’s life
was in danger as
long as Brown was on the street.
victim sought protection every way she could, first by filing the
original criminal charge and through multiple protective orders, and
none of that was enough to
keep her safe,” Winsor said. “By going through this trial and obtaining
this conviction, we are able to keep her and her family safe for many
years to come.”