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Reverend William Huang - Recent Updates

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Substantial updates coming soon

Over the next week or two, I intend to redo a lot of stuff on this site. I don't like how difficult it is to navigate on the "Updates" archives. Also, I've noticed some outdated information on the main page. Finally, I'd like to post more pictures and more updates from the family - Jade went on an AIDS humanitarian mission last year, and all the family members have written journal entries and scanned old documents I feel are worth sharing on this site. So don't worry, I haven't forgotten this site.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Verdict and Sentence

Yesterday, a 12 person jury convicted Leon Lugo Andrade of murdering William Hsing Wei Huang with a deadly weapon. They sentenced him to life in prison. Andrade will be eligible for parole after having served 30 years (including the time he spent in jail awaiting the outcome of this case), but the D.A. believes that it is unlikely that Andrade will ever get let out, because of the brutal circumstances of the murder and the identity of the victim.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Trial date

The murder trial for Leon Lugo Andrade is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 27th, 2007. If there are any last minute changes to the date, we will update as soon as possible.

The Court:
Jim Wallace
263rd District Court
Harris County, Texas
1201 Franklin St, 15th Floor
Houston Tx 77002

The time is 8:45 AM on Monday, August 27th. The family would appreciate appearances by friends or family to lend support.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Video Slideshow

Charlotte, my younger sister, has made a video and posted it online:

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Technical cleanup

I had some settings set incorrectly, and there were a lot of broken links throughout the website. I am currently going through them and fixing what I can. I just fixed the archive links at the bottom of this page, so if you wanted to refer back to the things we had posted in previous months, they are available there.

Events from Dec. 12

Jade was in court on Dec. 12, and from what we, the victim's family, can tell, not much is happening behind the scenes in anticipation of the actual trial, so we don't really know what to expect next. I will keep posting as we find out more.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Pre-trial hearing in court 12/12/06

There will be a court appearance on December 12th. The details are as follows:

Case#: 106127001010
Court: 263
Court Address: 1201 Franklin
Arraignment: 12/12/2006 - 9am
Charge: Murder
SPN: 01195051
DOB: 04/11/1970

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Plea deal rejected

Andrade has rejected the plea deal of 55 years in prison for a guilty plea, so the case will be going to trial. The next pretrial setting will be on Dec. 7, 2006, and the trial itself will most likely start around April or May 2007.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Updates from the last month

The District Attorney's office has been working to prepare for the case, and will offer a plea deal to Andrade and his publicly appointed attorney. Also, we are working to get the details of the case in which Andrade was not charged in connection with another possible murder/manslaughter.

I don't know what details are appropriate for posting on the internet, so forgive me for not posting specifics. I can answer your questions individually using the contact link in the navigation bar above.

Also, Robert Crowe at the Houston Chronicle has posted an article where he did more research onto the details of Andrade's history, in the context of immigration policies:
Loopholes remain for immigrant repeat offenders

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Clarification on arraignment and press conference

The arraignment is Wednesday morning at 9 AM. Andrade himself will probably not be present, and he will probably simply be assigned a defense attorney who will prepare documents for his case. The actual trial and court dates will probably not be set for a while, but we will post them here when we know about it.

On Friday at 10AM, we will be conducting a press conference. There will also be an Officer Po Chen from HPD, in addition to my family and Rep. Martha Wong. Both were very helpful to our family throughout the entire ordeal, and we are grateful for their support.