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    Marcelino Benito on Twitter
    BREAKING NEWS: @HarrisCountyDAO announces grand jury has indicted Andre Jackson for murder of Josue Flores. Newly tested evidence linked Jackson to the little boy’s murder. #KHOU11 #HtownRush
    11:43 AM - 18 Jun 2019

    BREAKING::: grand jury indicted Andre Jackson for 2016 murder of Josue Flores. That newly tested evidence connected Jackson to the 11YO stabbing death. Last month, @houstonpolice confirmed they sent evidence to a state of the art DNA lab in Utah #khou11
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    Gail Delaughter on Twitter
    #BREAKING Suspect initially arrested for the murder of 11-year-old Josue Flores in Near Northside three years ago has now been indicted. The story this afternoon on @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia #hounews
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    11:46 AM - 18 Jun 2019
     
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    Grace White on Twitter
    “We now believe we can bring justice to Josue’s family.” @HarrisCountyDAO talks about new evidence that led to grand jury indictment #HTOWNRUSH #KHOU11
    11:45 AM - 18 Jun 2019

    Grace White on Twitter
    Mayor @SylvesterTurner says last Friday he visited Josue Flores’ mom to let her know her son has not been forgotten & to share new developments in the case #HTownRush #KHOU11
    11:48 AM - 18 Jun 2019

    Grace White on Twitter
    Andre Jackson was arrested at 11:15am this morning in Baytown for murder of 11-year-old Josue Flores according to @houstonpolice #KHOU11 #HTownRush
    11:49 AM - 18 Jun 2019

    KHOU 11 News Houston on Twitter
    D.A. Kim Ogg says it was newly-tested DNA evidence that resulted in the grand jury indictment of Andre Jackson in the death of Josue Flores.
    11:54 AM - 18 Jun 2019

    FOX26Houston on Twitter
    Andre Jackson indicted in murder of Josue Flores http://dlvr.it/R6r8dQ
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    11:56 AM - 18 Jun 2019

    KPRC Cathy Hernandez on Twitter
    #BREAKING: "Jackson is in fact the murderer of Josue Flores," said DA Kim Ogg. @KPRC2 #kprc2
    11:59 AM - 18 Jun 2019 from Houston, TX
     
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    JOSUE FLORES MURDER: Previous suspect charged again in boy's stabbing death
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    Andre Jackson now faces a new murder charge.

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    A man named Andre Jackson was initially arrested and charged on June 3, 2016 for the murder, but the charges were dropped.

    Then this year, on the three year anniversary of Josue's death, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and cold case detectives reiterated that Jackson is still a person of interest in the case.

    Acevedo said in May that advances in DNA technology could help point to Josue's killer.

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    Last Friday, ABC13 Eyewitness News was the first to report that investigators discovered new physical evidence in the murder case.

    Now Jackson has been charged.

    [...]
     
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    Chief Art Acevedo on Twitter
    Members of the @houstonpolice department have taken the suspect into custody without incident. We are proud of the steadfast work of our women & men and our partners @FBIHouston, and all who played a role in getting us to this point. Our thoughts are with the Flores family.
    11:46 AM - 18 Jun 2019

    KHOU 11 News Houston on Twitter
    Houston Police Executive Assistant Troy Finner says you better believe that if someone is responsible for killing that young little soldier (Josue Flores), we were going to keep an eye on him.
    12:02 PM - 18 Jun 2019

    Carol Alvarado on Twitter
    After 3 years, there is justice for Josue Flores. My heart is with his family & the community today, I hope they will find peace as this case develops. Thank you to our law enforcement for their constant work in pursuing justice. @ArtAcevedo
    12:04 PM - 18 Jun 2019

    Andre Jackson charged in Josue Flores' killing
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    HPD assistant chief Troy Finner said the department had Jackson under surveillance around the clock for several days.

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    Police said in 2016 that multiple surveillance cameras showed Jackson running in the area at the time. And in the years since, Finner said Jackson remained a suspect.

    "While it is painful for a crime victim's family to wait for justice, sometimes the passage of time helps a case," Ogg said.

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    Sources said Friday that DNA evidence tested at the out-of-state lab matched Jackson.

    In a statement Tuesday, Acevedo said: "For the past three years, our department has worked tirelessly to bring justice to Josue, the Flores family, and our extended community. Today's true bill is a significant step in our journey for justice, and we look forward to supporting the Flores family as this case proceeds through the criminal courts."
     
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    Man once released in Josue Flores case now indicted in his death
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    "My items were tested in a DNA lab," Jackson said in the YouTube video. "There was none of Josue's on me, nor my items and vice versa."

    However, Ogg said Tuesday that newly-tested DNA evidence confirmed that Jackson was involved in Josue's death.

    "Jackson is, in fact, the murderer of Josue Flores," Ogg said.

    Police said Jackson was arrested earlier Tuesday in Baytown.

    [...]

    A motion was filed this month for HPD investigators to keep the clothing items seized from Jackson to continue to be used in the investigation.

    Jackson will be arraigned Wednesday morning, Ogg said.

    [...]
     
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    Brittany Jeffers on Twitter
    ‘We knew in our hearts he was the man. We knew it and we never gave up.’ Said north side resident Stella Mireles-Walters following the indictment of Andre Jackson in the murder of 11-year-old Josue Flores. @KPRC2 #JosueFlores
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    12:12 PM - 18 Jun 2019

    Melissa Correa on Twitter
    VIDEO: Members of #ASafeWalkHome are revisiting the scene of Josue Flores’ murder. Crying and reminding the 11-year old boy that #Houston didn’t forget him. #JusticeForJosue. #khou11
    12:14 PM - 18 Jun 2019
     
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    Thank you for all the update's @PommyMommy

    I never followed this case before, but I just watched some of the live reporting:
    I hope the DA has enough evidence to put away Josue's killer. I also hope that the evidence will clearly show they have the right person. MOO.

    #JusticeforJosueFlores
     
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    You're welcome. I apologize for the power posting - I kept refreshing and there was nobody here. :oops: I didn't follow this one either but I'm thrilled that little Josue's family is one step closer to justice. Kudos to this investigative team. MOO
     
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    I think your kind of power posting is always welcome here. :)

    So sad that this thread doesn't have much attention. An 11 year old boy was stabbed to death! I hope the press has good coverage of the trial. MOO.
     
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    I hope so too. I've been reading the thread and I think they could very well pursue the death penalty. He was stabbed over 20 times! :( MOO
     
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    Melissa Correa on Twitter
    A @houstonpolice officer keeps an eye on the scene of the crime- to make sure everyone stays safe. On May 17, 2016 around 5pm Josue Flores was just a few blocks from home when he was stabbed nearly 2 dozen times. He died along Fulton near James on the city’s north side. #khou11
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    I agree, I just read the thread and caught up too. I couldn't believe it when I read he was stabbed 20 times! :eek::( Anyone who can do that is a grave danger to society. I just hope they have a slam dunk case here because Andre Jackson was the second man arrested back in 2016 after the first man arrested was released due to having an alibi. MOO.
     
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    DA's Press Release

    Grand jury indicts Jackson for murder in Josue’s death | Harris County District Attorney's Office

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    GRAND JURY INDICTS JACKSON FOR MURDER IN JOSUE’S DEATH
    June 18, 2019

    After prosecutors presented newly tested evidence, a Harris County grand jury indicted Andre Jackson for murder in the death of 11-year-old Josue Flores, who was stabbed to death in 2016, District Attorney Kim Ogg and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Tuesday.

    “We have always said we will follow the evidence, and sometimes a case grows stronger with time, Ogg said. “We look forward to presenting all the evidence at trial and finally delivering justice for Josue, his family and the community.”

    As grand jury proceedings are secret, Ogg said she was prohibited by law from discussing details regarding the newly tested evidence.

    Ogg was joined at a news conference by Turner, City Councilwoman Karla Cisneros and Executive Assistant Police Chief Troy Finner.

    “The city has always remained focused on justice for Josue Flores. I want to thank District Attorney Kim Ogg and the prosecutors who tirelessly worked this case,” Turner said. “I want to thank members of the grand jury, who listened and carefully weighed new evidence presented, and this morning, returned an indictment.”

    “Police Chief Art Acevedo and HPD investigators also deserve credit for staying focused on identifying the main suspect in the Josue Flores murder,” Turner continued. “To the family, I want you to know we will remain by your side every step of the way – until this journey ends in justice for Josue Flores.”

    The indictment handed down Tuesday marks the second time Jackson has been charged with murdering Josue.

    Prosecutors asked that murder charge indictment against Jackson be dismissed in 2017 until and if additional evidence was found. The judge granted that dismissal.

    If prosecutors had proceeded to trial at that time, and Jackson had been found not guilty, double jeopardy would have prevented this charge.

    However, by dismissing the case against Jackson at that time, they reserved the right to charge him again should additional evidence be discovered.

    If convicted, Jackson, 30, faces five to 99 years in prison, or life. He was arrested Tuesday by Houston Police.
     
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    Who is Andre Jackson, Josue Flores’ alleged killer?
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    Jackson, now 30, was staying in a Salvation Army homeless shelter in northeast Houston at the time of the killing.

    Jackson is a Marine who served four years from 2007-2011, rising to the rank of corporal. Military records show he deployed to Iraq in 2008, where he served as a nuclear, biological and chemical defense specialist.

    Military records show Jackson received medals for Marine Corps Good Conduct, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement.

    Jackson has previously said he has PTSD.

    Jackson also has a criminal history in Harris County, with charges ranging from theft, trespassing and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

    [...]
     
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    Melissa Correa on Twitter (VIDEO)
    BREAKING: Jose Vega, a spokesman for the family of Josue Flores, offers perspective on what the boy’s parents are feeling. Also- a concert to create a Josue Flores scholarship will happen August 18th at Marshall Middle School. #khou11
    1:48 PM - 18 Jun 2019
     
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    Andre Jackson, 30, released this video via YouTube about one month before he was arrested for a second time and indicted in the 2016 murder of 11-year-old Josue Flores.
     
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    Melissa Correa on Twitter
    Less than five hours after hearing the news that an arrest- linked to DNA evidence- was made in the #JosueFlores case, #HOU continues to show up for the 11YO. From balloons to fresh flowers to honks and thumbs up- people are working through 3 YEARS of hope and fear. #khou11
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    4:11 PM - 18 Jun 2019

    Melissa Correa on Twitter
    Mass in honor of Josue Flores TONIGHT. 6:30 pm. Holy Name Catholic Church at James/Marion. All welcome. It’s two blocks from where he was stabbed to death in 2016. #khou11
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    5:07 PM - 18 Jun 2019

    Brittany Jeffers on Twitter
    Family representatives for the Flores family tell me that a mass will be held tonight at 6:30 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in honor of Josue Flores. All are welcome to attend. @KPRC2
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    5:30 PM - 18 Jun 2019
     
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    June 4, 2016
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    A former Marine was arrested in the fatal stabbing of an 11-year-old Houston boy who was attacked while walking home from school last month, authorities said Saturday.

    Witnesses described hearing loud screaming and seeing a man and the boy struggle before Josue collapsed and the suspect fled, according to Houston police. The boy was hospitalized with multiple stab wounds but died at the hospital, police said.
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    Authorities had offered a $20,000 reward for a tip that led to the person responsible for the killing. Another man in his 30s was originally arrested and charged in the murder, but the charges were dropped when his alibi checked out.

    On Thursday, police released new surveillance video and photos of the suspect. A man in the video can be seen running near where the boy was stabbed.

    Houston Police Department Lt. John McGalin said the video led to a tip about another video, which led investigators to Jackson. He said a distinctive jacket that was worn by the man in the videos was found with Jackson, who "provided a statement that corroborated a lot of things we knew to be true and led us to believe we have the right guy." bbm
    [...]
    Josue — the middle child of seven who had dreams of becoming a doctor — was laid to rest in late May in the Historic Hollywood Cemetery.

    Ex-Marine Charged in Stabbing Death of 11-Year-Old Houston Boy Josue Flores

    ETA: Did not follow this horrific crime against a child -- starting from beginning. Why was AJ released, and why did it take 3 years to perfect the evidence against him to re-charge him?
     

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