On December 2, 2019, Defendant Anthony Letroy James was convicted and sentenced to a total of 150 years imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division. Mr. James was convicted on six cases, including two charges of aggravated sexual assault for which he received two separate sentences of forty (40) years each.
The matter was resolved via plea bargain reached between Shelby County District Attorney Stephen Shires and the defense counsel for Mr. James, just before a jury trial was set to begin in the 123rd Judicial District Court, Honorable Judge LeAnn Rafferty presiding.
The District Attorney appreciates the folks that reported for jury duty this morning, and their willingness to hear a difficult case. Because of that service, justice was served and the victim in the cases is now able to move forward in her life, putting this matter squarely behind her.