Harris County, TX – In 2008, 47-year-old Officer Gary Gryder was killed while working a construction road block when 35-year-old Hung Truong crashed his car into the officer and his partner, Fred Pyland. Officer Pyland suffered a broken leg, and Truong said he crashed because he was “hearing voices.”
Truong was charged with manslaughter. At his hearing in 2009, Truong was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was sent to Rusk State Hospital where he stayed until his release this week.
In 2019, Judge Mark Kent Ellis saw evidence from Truong’s attorney at an annual hearing on the matter, including testimony from Truong. The judge ruled that [...]