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Former Starr County DA’s employee pleads guilty to human smuggling

The Starr County District Attorney’s Office’s former crime victims coordinator pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a human smuggling operation that used a government vehicle.

Officials move to dismiss lawsuit filed by woman wrongfully charged with murder

Starr County, District Attorney Gocha A. Ramirez and Assistant District Attorney Alexandria Lynn Barrera have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit against them filed by attorneys representing Lizelle Gonzalez.

Starr County woman falsely charged with murder after abortion appears with attorneys

EDINBURG — Attorneys for a Starr County mother who made national headlines in 2022 after she was arrested for a self-induced abortion held a news conference Tuesday about the federal lawsuit she filed last week.

Woman falsely jailed for murder over an abortion sues Starr County, DA’s office

A woman who was falsely indicted and jailed on a murder charge for having a self-induced abortion has filed a federal lawsuit against Starr County, its district attorney and the assistant district attorney who attempted to prosecute the case.

Texas Bar fines Starr County DA for indicting woman with murder over abortion

The State Bar of Texas’ Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel has fined and imposed a probated suspension against Starr County District Attorney Gocha A. Ramirez for indicting a woman who sought an abortion in 2022 on a charge of murder.

Cameron, Starr district attorneys seek to withdraw from Hidalgo County DA conflict cases

The Cameron and Starr County district attorneys have filed a joint motion to withdraw from a combined 215 cases that they were appointed to in Hidalgo County because its DA has conflicts of interest.

Valley district attorneys urge residents to end the cycle of domestic violence

The Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy county district attorneys brought home the cycle of domestic violence on Tuesday, tracing behavior common to such cases in a program at the Brownsville Events Center.

Man who lured Rio Grande City teen to his death convicted of tampering

The man accused of being paid $10,000 to lure 17-year-old Chayse Olivarez to a ranch where the Rio Grande City teen was shot and killed, dismembered and burned, has been convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 35 years in state prison, prosecutors announced in a news release Friday.

‘El Diablo’ arrested on Rio Grande City murder charge after running to Mexico

District Attorney Gocha Allen Ramirez announced Wednesday morning the arrest of a murder suspect who fled to Mexico following the alleged crime.

Valley law enforcement agencies launch campaigns targeting drunk driving

With the Fourth of July right around the corner local law enforcement authorities across the Rio Grande Valley are partnering in campaigns aimed to curb drunk driving together with the Texas Department of Transportation.