Monica Jordan was sentenced to 240 hours community service for a domestic violence arson against her ex-husband.
Jordan killed herself after murdering former Major League Baseball player and current TV analyst Darryl Hamilton on June 21, as he returned from a Father’s Day outing with the son they shared together.
Hamilton had two older sons from his marriage to the former Ms. Ursula Steinke, of whom he had custody.
According to court records, in 2006, Jordan burned down the family home where her then-husband, Rohaven Richards, lived with her and their two children until their estrangement. It’s unclear if she was living in the home at the time. She accepted a plea for felony arson, with community service and no prison time. The sentence was for 10 years probation, which was terminated in 2010.
According to a quote from the Houston Chronicle, Brazoria District Attorney Jeri Yenne describes the circumstances as “very severe.” In fact, Yenne continues, “I have spoken to my staff every now and then, when we’re talking about an arson, I would talk about this case.”
Yenne has not returned calls from AVFM requesting comment or further information.
For more on the circumstances of Ms. Jordan’s prior conviction, see Mihir Zaveri’s piece here.