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Jury finds Andre Jackson guilty in 2016 killing of 11-year-old Josue Flores, sentenced to life in prison

The jury came to the verdict after just three hours of deliberations.

KHOU 11 Staff, Sammy Turner

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Published: 3:01 PM CDT May 3, 2022
Updated: 5:29 PM CDT May 4, 2022

A Harris County jury on Tuesday found Andre Jackson guilty in the 2016 murder of 11-year-old Josue Flores.

On Wednesday, Jackson was sentenced to life in prison.

The jury came to the verdict after three hours of deliberation. The Flores family and the Jackson family both broke down in tears after the verdict was read.

The judge will handle the sentencing, which is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Jackson's punishment ranges from five years to life in prison. The Harris County District Attorney's Office is pushing for life.

Josue was walking home from school in May 2016 when his killer attacked him and stabbed him more than 20 times.

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