Galveston Co. district clerk sentenced to probation

Jason Murray is accused of hitting his wife after a Christmas party.

December 28, 2011 7:49:00 AM PST
The Galveston County district clerk has been sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine.

Jason Murray pled guilty to misdemeanor assault on a family member on Tuesday.

Police say Murray hit his wife after a Christmas party in the Upper Kirby area of Houston. She was treated at Hermann Hospital for a severe laceration. It is not clear if the conviction will affect his status as district clerk.

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