Louis Malik Santee, 25, responsible for a series of crimes in 2019 that left five people dead, has been handed a 60-year prison sentence. Santee will concurrently serve three 60-year sentences for the three counts of murder he admitted to before his capital murder trial began.
District Attorney Kim Ogg expressed hope that Santee serves the entirety of his sentence, emphasizing the man’s lack of respect for human life. One of the cases saw Santee assisting in the killing of 19-year-old Ryan McGowan, who was shot inside a car.
Another tragic incident involved the murders of Ramiro Reyes, 65, and Rosalva Reyes, 63. The couple was shot dead outside their northwest Houston home after mistakenly being linked to gang activity due to their car. This tragedy unfolded shortly after Rosalva’s mother passed away at the hospital.
Santee’s crime spree also included a fatal drive-by shooting during a music video recording on Dec. 27, 2019. Gonzalo Andrew Gonzalez, 22, and Jonathan Jimenez, 20, were killed, and seven others were injured.
ADA Napoleon Stewart, who prosecuted the case alongside ADA Rachel Guffy, acknowledged the relief felt by the victims’ families. He expressed gratitude for the FBI and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s efforts in the case. Although Santee may seek parole after 30 years, he cannot appeal his sentence.