Aug. 31—Braxton Murphy, the second of two suspects indicted on armed theft prices by a Hunt County grand jury in reference to a 2019 holdup in Commerce, has been sentenced.
Murphy entered an open plea of responsible in November 2021. An open plea means no plea cut price settlement was made and Murphy can be topic to the total vary of punishment.
After sentencing Friday, Murphy was positioned on 10 years of deferred adjudication probation with 100 hours of neighborhood service and a $2,500 positive.
Murphy and Quincy Washington have been arrested by the Commerce Police Division in reference to one in all two back-to-back robberies within the metropolis.
Murphy, of Mansfield, and Washington, of Waxahachie, have been every indicted in April 2021 on one rely of aggravated theft. The incident allegedly occurred on July 30, 2019.
Aggravated theft is a first-degree felony with a most sentence of 5 to 99 years to life in jail.
Washington pleaded responsible in February and was sentenced to 12 years in jail. As a result of a lethal weapon, a gun, was used within the fee of the crime, Washington should serve at the least half of his sentence in jail earlier than changing into eligible for parole.
The Commerce Police Division reported that officers responded to a late night time residence invasion theft on Bois d’Arc Road. A theft suspect died of a gunshot wound throughout a theft.