A teen found guilty of murder in a deadly crime spree in Fort Bend County lunges towards one of the murder victim's family after he was sentenced to death, MyFoxHouston.com reported Wednesday.
Immediately after the verdict was read, 19-year-old Dexter Johnson knocked over a computer monitor on the defense table and he lunged toward the victim's family. Harris County court deputies tackled him to the ground and he was dragged out of court.
Johnson's mother started crying out after the verdict was read and members of his family tried to approach him and the deputies. Johnson's family was escorted out of the courtroom.
The victims' families remained inside the courtroom following the incident.
Jurors took about four hours to reach the verdict.
Johnson was found guilty last week for his part in a string of crimes during Father's Day weekend of 2006.
Investigators found the bodies of Maria Aparece and Huy Ngo in a field near the 10400 block of Gateway Drive in northeast Houston on June 23, 2006. Police believed Aparece and Ngo were carjacked and murdered.
Several suspects, including Johnson, were arrested.