Serial domestic violence abuser slapped with life sentence

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District Attorney Greg Willis announced that Jeremy Alan Andrews, 41, of Dallas, was sentenced to life in prison after the jury found him guilty of Assault Family Violence by Strangulation, and 20 years in prison for Assault Family Violence with a Prior Conviction. "This man's savagery against women is beyond comprehension and has now been brought to an end thanks to these courageous victims," Willis said after sentencing. 

On Sept. 21, 2020, Jeremy Andrews entered into his girlfriend's apartment and accused her of infidelity. Andrews repeatedly punched her and also strangled her several times. The assault lasted over 3 hours and the victim suffered visible injuries as well as fractured ribs. Officer Laine Strickland with the Allen Police Department interviewed the victim and filed the initial report.

The jury found Andrews guilty of Assault Family Violence Strangulation and Assault Family Violence with a Prior Conviction.

During the punishment phase of trial, prosecutors presented eight more victims who testified about Andrews' physical abuse against them, dating back to 2010. Prosecutors also introduced evidence of Andrews' prior convictions for Aggravated Robbery, Robbery, Assault Family Violence Strangulation, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. These prior convictions included a previous prison sentence that made his punishment range 5-99 years or life in prison for the strangulation case and 2-20 years in prison for the family violence charge. 

Judge Jennifer Edgeworth assessed punishment at life in prison and 20 years in prison, respectively. The sentences will run concurrently. 

Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Cresta Garland and Kim Laseter prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Robin Laughon.