Venisa McLaughlin Wiki – Venisa McLaughlin Biography
Jeffrey Bryan McLaughlin, 58, of Granbury, Texas, was arrested on one count of first degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Venisa McLaughlin. A Texas attorney who once prosecuted domestic violence cases was allegedly killed by her husband on New Year’s Day, multiple outlets report.
Jeffrey Bryan McLaughlin, 58, of Granbury, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Venisa McLaughlin, 58, on Jan. 1, according to a news release from the Office of the Hood County Sheriff.
Venisa McLaughlin Age
Venisa McLaughlin was 58 years old.
Venisa McLaughlin Cause of Death
Details about the former prosecutor’s death remained sketchy Tuesday, as the sheriff’s office said the investigation is still active. Venisa was an assistant Hood County prosecutor and served in the office for more than five years, County Attorney Matt Mills confirmed in a Facebook post.
“I woke up New Year’s morning to the heartbreaking news. Our former assistant county attorney, who started with me on my first day in office, was murdered this morning,” the statement said. She worked in our office for over five years and she got us through some tough times at the start of my first term.
She also helped me tremendously in my 2020 re-election campaign. Our prayers are with her two daughters and the rest of her family,” the statement continued. Mills told HoodCountyNews that she left “on amicable terms” in late April 2022, adding that he primarily dealt with protection orders, as well as justice of the peace courts, mental commitments and other responsibilities.
Venisa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/management from Oklahoma State University in 1993, before earning her Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University in 2003, according to her LinkedIn profile. She had been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2007, according to the state bar association’s official website.
Justice of the peace Roger Howell is conducting an investigation into Venisa’s death, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds told Law and Crime. Jeffrey is being held at the Hood County Jail on $250,000 bond, police said in the statement. It was not immediately clear if he pleaded guilty or retained an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
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