Convicted Katy Murderer David Temple’s Appeal Denied; A New Sentencing to be Scheduled


November 24, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

For almost 23 years David Temple has been fighting the courts over his two-time murder conviction. His wife Belinda Temple was shot and killed inside their Katy. She was 8 month pregnant with their daughter, Erin. The pandemic, appeals, and a mistrial have all caused delays. The murders are considered Katy's most horrific crime.

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Appeal Denied

David Temple’s latest appeal against his double murder conviction has been denied. A new sentencing will have to be scheduled as the last one resulted in a mistrial.

“This is one more hurtle that has been removed,” says Andy Khan, Director of Victim Services and Advocacy at Crime Stopper Houston. Kahan has been involved with the case from the beginning and works closely to represent Belinda's family through this horrific journey.

Khan is sure that Temple’s team will appeal this appeal and that it could take years for a sentencing to be decided.

“He’s still not going anywhere,” says Khan. “He’s still to two-time convicted murderer.”

In January 1999, Belinda Temple was shot in the back of the head in her Katy home. The former Katy High School teacher was found in her master bedroom closet. Her unborn child did not survive. Khan syas the twists, turns, and length of this case defy logic.

David Temple