Murderer who fled to Colorado gets 50 year prison sentence

Convicted murdered Christopher Stogsdill. Rather than fighting an eviction, he chose to murder his landlord. Now, Mr. Stogsdill will have a new landlord for 50 years.

Conroe, July 20 – On July 19, 2018, Christopher Stogsdill pled guilty to Murder in the 221st District Court in Montgomery County and agreed to accept 50 years in prison.  Mr. Stogsdill has no prior criminal convictions.

On March 6, 2017, Stogsdill murdered the victim, who was Stogsdill’s landlord, after Stogsdill learned that the victim was kicking Stogsdill and his wife out of the home in which they were staying.  Stogsdill shot, stabbed, and suffocated the victim before fleeing to Colorado where he was apprehended by SWAT officers with the Aurora Police Department in Colorado. Stogsdill was extradited to Texas on the Murder charge.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division investigated the case with the assistance of the Texas Rangers.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Shanna Redwine and Vince Santini and by District Attorney Brett Ligon.

Prosecutor Redwine said, “I appreciate the hard work by all of the agencies involved in this case.  The fact that the Defendant agreed to accept to such a significant sentence reflects the hard work and professionalism by all parties involved.  I am very grateful for the patience and grace shown by the victim’s family throughout this process”




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