Dennie Howell Sentenced to Thrity-Five Years

LIBERTY, October 18, 2016 – Dennie Thurman Howell, Jr. was arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Child, Continuous, Victim under the age of 14 on February 23, 2016.

According to District Attorney Logan Pickett, Howell’s trial for this offense began on Tuesday afternoon of last week in the 253rd District Court of Judge Chap Cain.

It was a jury trial with the jury determining guilt and sentencing, prosecuted and Ragis Fontenot.

The victim as well as three other victims testified at the trial.

The Jury deliberated approximately three hours before finding Howell guilty.

This morning the jury spent about one hour determining sentencing in deliberations.

Howell was sentenced to 35 years without parole.

Howell is a former Daisetta City Councilman.

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