Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Parents Report College Student Shot In The Face Is Paralyzed

A Tarleton State University student from Conroe who was shot in the face last month in a suspected case of mistaken identity is paralyzed from the shoulders down, her parents said in a statement on Tuesday.

Jamie Richards-Hogland, 19, was shot in her apartment on Dec. 10. Shawn Patrick Layton, 26, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police believe Richards-Hogland was the victim of "mistaken identity over drug-related issues," according to Sgt. Sha King. A neighbor admitted that he may have been the intended target of Layton, who was a disgruntled customer of his marijuana business.

Richards-Hogland's parents said since that night, their daughter has "endured a tremendous amount of pain, frustration and anxiety."

She's currently being treated at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston.

Source: KHOU