Sunday, January 27, 2008

McCray intoxication manslaughter trial

Willie James McCray moves to the courtroom before closing arguments in his trial at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. Willie James McCray's car struck and killed Beaumont police officer Lisa Beaulieu on April 27, 2007. McCray faces up to 20 years if convicted.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Friends and family pray with Willie James McCray as jurors deliberate his punishment in the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. McCray was convicted on Thursday of intoxication manslaughter in the April 27, 2007 death of Beaumont police officer Lisa Beaulieu.
McCray was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Please see Beaumont police officer Lisa Beaulieu's funeral.

Please read the historical account, see evidence and hear the first 911 call starting with, "Willie McCray sentenced..." by Ryan Myers.

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