Victoria man previously convicted of murder, pleads guilty to aggravated assault in different case

Jan. 10, 2012 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated Jan. 9, 2012 at 7:10 p.m.

A Victoria man pled guilty to aggravated assault on Tuesday afternoon.

Jon Anthony Hill, 41, pleaded guilty in front of a jury to assaulting a Victoria woman in July.

"We expect the trial to conclude tomorrow, and we also expect that justice will be served on this defendant," Victoria County Assistant District Attorney Eli Garza said in a news release.

Officers testified they were dispatched to 3007 Gayle Street in Victoria about 7 p.m. on July 8, because of shots being fired.

When they arrived, they talked to several witnesses who identified the shooter as Hill.

During the punishment hearing, a 28-year-old Victoria woman testified she had been in a relationship for several years with the defendant, according to the news release.

Because of safety concerns, the woman asked not to be identified.

She testified she was addicted to crack cocaine and the defendant would make her sell herself to men he could contact for her.

The defendant would then take 90 percent of the money she would get from her "clients," according to the news release.

In exchange, the defendant would provide crack cocaine to the woman to help feed her addiction.

The woman testified the defendant told her that she was his "property" and that she "belonged to him," according to the news release.

The woman went on to say that she decided to leave Hill after his behavior became erratic, as he would allegedly pace back and forth and make veiled threats about his disregard of being sentenced to life in prison.

After leaving him, the woman testified that she got a call from Hill, who wanted to meet with her outside of a home on Gayle Street to get a key from his car.

At the home, Hill told the woman something and pointed a handgun to her head and fired four times.

All four shots missed the woman.

The woman ran inside a home and the police were called.

Hill was arrested a short time later.

Owners of a home near the shooting testified the bullets came through exterior walls and windows, causing shattered Sheet Rock and glass to fall on their grandchildren, according to the news release.

In Jan. 7, 1993, Hill committed a similar offense; except he killed a woman at the Fox Run Apartments and wounded her new boyfriend, according to the news release.

A trial was held was on June 23, 1996, and he was found guilty of the murder of Lorraine Terrell and wounding her boyfriend, Bradford Williams. He was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Terrell had just ended a relationship with Hill.

The defendant was later sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder after his probation was revoked.

The jury will convene at 9 a.m. Wednesday to determine Hill's punishment.



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