Three sentenced in Atascocita driveway murder

August 4, 2012 7:04:44 AM PDT
Donald Frye was gunned down in the driveway of his Atascocita home in April 2011 after he was followed home by three men.

Bobby Dean Jones, the now 18-year-old shooter who fired the deadly bullet, was convicted of capital murder June 8 and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

A Harris County jury brought down a guilty verdict on accomplice Giovanni Mora, now 19 and also from Crosby, on July 25. He, too, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The day after the jury returned a verdict for Mora, the third and final suspect accused of capital murder in the death of Donald Frye struck a plea bargain. Bruce Lee Taylor, a 31-year-old Houston man believed to have been the getaway driver on the night of Frye's murder, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony, on July 26. Taylor waived a trial by jury and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Frye left behind his wife and three children, brothers, sisters, parents and friends.

The Frye family and friends have established the Frye Daddy's Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to honor the victim's legacy by enabling children to enjoy the wonderful world of sports, especially golf -- one of Frye's favorites. To learn more or to make a financial contribution, visit

You can read more on this story in The Atascocita Observer, one of our Houston Community Newspapers partners.

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