DA: 40 year sentence for woman beater, repeat offender

From the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
PRESS RELEASE

A Montgomery County Jury handed down a 40 year sentence against Eddie Lee Brown, a habitual felon and violent offender for assaulting his girlfriend in front of her 10 year old son. After observing the violent assault, the son ran next door to their neighbor’s house in Willis, Texas to call 911.

Prosecutors Barry Reinstra and Tracy Pullan presentation of the case to the jury included pictures of the cuts the victim received on her hand when she grabbed at a knife the defendant was threatening her with. Brown held the knife to the victim’s ribs while choking her and threatening to kill her. She managed to take the knife away and escape to safety until the police arrived. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and arrested the defendant.

The jury convicted Eddie Brown of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon yesterday after two days of testimony. During punishment today, the jury heard about Mr. Brown’s extensive criminal history including two prior convictions for Aggravated Assault and one for Burglary of a Habitation. The jury deliberated for a few hours before returning a 40 year sentence. Mr. Brown will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years.

“Prisons were meant for habitual violent offenders like Mr. Brown,” said District Attorney Brett Ligon . “I respect the bravery of the victim who faced her attacker in court and the heroic actions of her 10 year old son who called 911 and probably saved his mother’s life. Our office will continue to champion the cause of victims of domestic violence and make sure criminals like Mr. Brown see the justice they deserve.”

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