In Humble, Texas, a 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for the 2020 murder of a 22-year-old acquaintance. Siten Anney was convicted after a four-day trial for the shooting death of Trevor Alan Harrison.
Anney was found guilty of luring Harrison to his death, under the mistaken belief that Harrison was involved in the murder of a friend earlier that year. The case has drawn attention due to the calculated nature of the crime and the subsequent actions of the convicted murderer.
According to court records, Anney and Harrison knew each other, and Anney believed that Harrison had played a role in the death of a friend. This belief, however, was not supported by any evidence.
District Attorney Kim Ogg stated that Anney spent hours plotting the murder, sending messages and making calls to set up Harrison. The crime was committed with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun at an apartment on Atascocita Road in Humble.
In a chilling turn of events, Anney put the murder weapon up for sale online just 21 minutes after the shooting. He also sent a screenshot of a news article about the shooting to his friends, stating that he had stayed up all night waiting to see it.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify Anney as the killer after reviewing messages Harrison received before his death. Assistant District Attorney Maroun Koutani prosecuted the case.
Harris County District Court Judge Andrea Beall ordered Anney to serve his sentence in a state correctional facility. The jury found Anney guilty on one count of murder and recommended a sentence of 75 years, which Judge Beall agreed with in his formal sentencing.