Retrial of 20 Year Old Katy Murder Case Gets Underway

HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Katy High School special education teacher Belinda Lucas Temple was murdered at her Katy home January 11, 1999. She was pregnant and shot execution-style in […]

HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Katy High School special education teacher Belinda Lucas Temple was murdered at her Katy home January 11, 1999. She was pregnant and shot execution-style in the back of the head.

Temple’s husband David was convicted of her murder but that conviction was overturned because an appeals judge ruled that the prosecution witheld evidence that may have cleared him.

David Temple, was once a star football player in Katy. At the time of the murder he was a football coach at Alief Hasting’s High School and admits that he was having an affair with a co-worker.

Temple spent 10 years in prison. He was released in 2016, after a state district judge found numerous instances of prosecutorial misconduct in the first murder trial.

Prosecutors said Temple shot his wife and tried to make it look like a botched home invasion. Defense Attorney’s will contend that the timeline of events show that Temple could not have killed his wife. Temple said he was shopping with the couple’s son at the time of the shooting.

The case is being handled by a special prosecutor because District Attorney Kim Ogg and several of her employees have a connection to the case.

David Temple was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in a trial where prominent defense attorney Dick DeGuerin was up-against legendary prosecutor Kelly Siegler, who later became the star of her own Cable TV show.

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