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Harris County Sheriff's Office
News Release
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Andre Jamal Sloan was found guilty on Friday of capital murder in the 248th State District Court.

Sloan was charged by the HCSO Cold Case Unit with Capital Murder on September 16, 2010 for his role in a home invasion that took place on August 30, 1990. During the home invasion, Wistong Potes was shot and killed. His wife, Tamara Potes, was raped and shot. The couple was robbed of money, jewelry and their vehicle. Sloan received a life sentence for this offense.


Below is the original news release sent in 2010 when the HCSO Cold Case Unit solved the case.



(HOUSTON, TX) – Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Cold Case Squad filed capital murder charges today against a man for his involvement in the 1990 killing of a north Harris County resident.

The suspect, 48-year-old Andre Sloan, was recently identified using DNA. Sloan is currently serving a life sentence in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a 1992 triple homicide in the Houston area.

On Aug. 30, 1990, several suspects broke into a home in the 9200 block of Lori Lane while the occupants were sleeping. Tamara Potes was inside the residence. She was sexually assaulted by the suspects and then shot in the back of the head. She survived. Her husband, Wistong Potes, was also shot and died.

Mrs. Potes was killed a year later in a drive-by shooting.

In 2009, items of evidence that had been collected at the scene in 1990 were submitted to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science (HCIFS) for DNA processing. Recently, a DNA profile was found to be a match to that of Andre Sloan.

HCSO investigators continue to try to identify the other suspects involved. If you have any information about this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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