Texans For Greg Abbott Presents: “Stacy”

AUSTIN – Today, Texans For Greg Abbott released its next television ad of the general election cycle entitled, “Stacy.” The ad features the heartbreaking story of Stacy Langhum’s son, Diego, and the dangerous loose bail policies supported by Beto O’Rourke. The ad will run statewide.

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Transcript For “Stacy”:

STACY LANGHUM: “It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. My son Diego was murdered. The county released the gunman on bond. He violated it thirty-seven times and then shot another person.”

  1. Corey Hodge Shot And Killed Diego Langhum In April 2021 And Was Released On Bond In October 2021. “18-year-old Diego Langhum’s life came to a violent end on April 17, 2021, at 1455 Lakeside Estates Drive. Police say 18-year-old Corey Hodge killed Diego and shot and wounded his friend. … On July 12, 2021, police say Hodge shot and wounded another man. He was charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault last August. Last October, he posted bonds totaling $370,000 and walked out of jail. … On May 27, Harris County Pre-Trial Services sent a bond condition violation report to the court showing at least 37 bond condition violations.” (Randy Wallace, “Relatives Of Man Allegedly Killed By Suspect Who Violated Bond Conditions More Than 3 Dozen Times Speaks Out,” KRIV-TV, 6/22/22)
  2. Hodge Violated His Bond Conditions On At Least 37 Occasions. “18-year-old Diego Langhum’s life came to a violent end on April 17, 2021, at 1455 Lakeside Estates Drive. Police say 18-year-old Corey Hodge killed Diego and shot and wounded his friend. … On July 12, 2021, police say Hodge shot and wounded another man. He was charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault last August. Last October, he posted bonds totaling $370,000 and walked out of jail. … On May 27, Harris County Pre-Trial Services sent a bond condition violation report to the court showing at least 37 bond condition violations.” (Randy Wallace, “Relatives Of Man Allegedly Killed By Suspect Who Violated Bond Conditions More Than 3 Dozen Times Speaks Out,” KRIV-TV, 6/22/22)
  3. Hodge Shot A 17-Year-Old Girl On May 1, 2022. “Two young suspects have been charged after a 17-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet on Houston’s westside. Corey Hodge, 18, and Kaylen Sabbath, 17, are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The shooting happened around 5:15 p.m. on May 1 at an apartment building located at 2800 South Dairy Ashford.” (“2 Young Suspects Charged After 17-Year-Old Girl Hit In The Face By Stray Bullet In W. Houston,” KTRK-TV, 7/27/22)

LANGHUM: “Why did the county even let my son’s murderer out of jail? Beto O’Rourke favors easy bail. Just release criminals back on the streets.”

  1.  O’Rourke Wants To “End The Cash Bail System.” “O’Rourke said he would ban private, for-profit prison systems and end the cash bail system.” (Rebecca Klar, “O’Rourke Unveils Criminal Justice Reform Plan,” The Hill, 10/18/19)

LANGHUM: “That’s the same policy that let my son’s killer run free. If Beto O’Rourke is elected governor, there will be more violence and more victims.