Former murder suspect sentenced to prison after probation revoked

FILE-Krisean Gibson was arrested Monday by the Desoto Police Department on a Waco warrant...
FILE-Krisean Gibson was arrested Monday by the Desoto Police Department on a Waco warrant charging murder. (Jail photo)(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 5:10 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A Waco man whose murder charge was dismissed last month was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday after a judge revoked his felony probation.

Judge Thomas West sent Krisean Jamon Gibson, 23, to prison after a contested revocation hearing in Waco’s 19th State District Court.

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office dismissed a murder charge against Gibson July 1, saying the case needed “further investigation.” Gibson had been charged in a deadly shooting that left D’Airse Devion Holder dead at a 2019 Halloween Party at The Groves Apartments on South University Parks Drive.

Gibson’s former co-defendant in the murder, Jamarine Jashan Long, 22, pleaded guilty in June to a reduced charge of deadly conduct in exchange for a 12-year prison term.

The DA’s office filed a motion to revoke Gibson’s probation in June, alleging 15 violations of the terms and conditions of his probation. Gibson was placed on probation for aggravated robbery when he was a 15-year-old juvenile, and that probation was transferred to adult court when he turned 18.

In revoking Gibson’s probation, West ruled that he violated his probation by failing to report to his probation officer for a three-month period, testing positive for marijuana, breaking curfew and associating with people with criminal records.

Gibson will be given credit for the almost three years he has spent in the McLennan County Jail.

Gibson must be given credit for serving at least half of his sentence before he can seek parole.

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