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KXXV Waco
Judge recommends denial of Kerry Max Cook's 'actual innocence' claimJack Carter recommends Kerry Max Cook's case actual-innocence claim be denied.
Judge recommends denial of Kerry Max Cook's 'actual innocence' claim
KXXV Waco / Posted 7 hours ago
Jack Carter recommends Kerry Max Cook's case actual-innocence claim be denied. Carter’s recommendation will be sent to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for review and approval before it is final. Carter has been deliberating Cook’s case since... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Judge recommends denial of Kerry Max Cook's 'actual innocence' claimJack Carter recommends Kerry Max Cook's case actual-innocence claim be denied.
Judge recommends denial of Kerry Max Cook's 'actual innocence' claim
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 7 hours ago
Jack Carter recommends Kerry Max Cook's case actual-innocence claim be denied. Carter’s recommendation will be sent to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for review and approval before it is final. Carter has been deliberating Cook’s case since... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Judge recommends denial of Kerry Max Cook's 'actual innocence' claimJack Carter recommends Kerry Max Cook's case actual-innocence claim be denied.
Judge recommends denial of Kerry Max Cook's 'actual innocence' claim
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 7 hours ago
Jack Carter recommends Kerry Max Cook's case actual-innocence claim be denied. Carter’s recommendation will be sent to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for review and approval before it is final. Carter has been deliberating Cook’s case since... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Major Ken Paxton donor paying $3.5 million settlement after Medicaid fraud probethe official status of the recipient." After losing an appeal, Paxton has not
Major Ken Paxton donor paying $3.5 million settlement after Medicaid fraud probe
Dallas Morning News / Posted 7 hours ago
the official status of the recipient." After losing an appeal, Paxton has not said whether he will bring his case to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin. He declined to answer questions regarding his indictments at the Republican... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
State seeks delay in innocence case of former inmate whose health is failingin an effort to hide evidence from police. Richardson, however, rejected those
State seeks delay in innocence case of former inmate whose health is failing
Dallas Morning News / Posted 6 days ago
in an effort to hide evidence from police. Richardson, however, rejected those assertions and recommended that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest criminal court, find Cacy actually innocent. A decision from that court... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
State seeks delay in innocence case of former inmate whose health is failingin an effort to hide evidence from police. Judge Richardson, however, rejected
State seeks delay in innocence case of former inmate whose health is failing
Dallas Morning News / Posted 6 days ago
in an effort to hide evidence from police. Judge Richardson, however, rejected those assertions and recommended that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest criminal court, find Cacy actually innocent. A decision from that court... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Film about 'San Antonio Four' coming to TVfrom prison in 2013. Today, the four continue their fight for exoneration; the
Film about 'San Antonio Four' coming to TV
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
from prison in 2013. Today, the four continue their fight for exoneration; their case is currently up for review with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. "Engrossing, timely and heartbreaking, the unwavering perseverance of the San Antonio Four... Read more
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Variety
‘Southwest of Salem’ Documentary Scheduled for Fall Releaseof hope for their exoneration.” The four were released from prison in 2013. Th
‘Southwest of Salem’ Documentary Scheduled for Fall Release
Variety / Posted 10 days ago
of hope for their exoneration.” The four were released from prison in 2013. Their case is currently up for review with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. A hearing date has not yet been set. Esquenazi said the quartet were persecuted due to... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Arbitration date set for officer in Joseph shootingset the hearing for Dec. 5, and it is expected to last at least five days. Arbi
Arbitration date set for officer in Joseph shooting
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 11 days ago
set the hearing for Dec. 5, and it is expected to last at least five days. Arbitrator Chuck Miller, a former judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, will decide whether Freeman will be reinstated. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo fired... Read more
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Dundas Star News
On July 4th, he exercised his right to burn the American flag. Then he was arrestedIllinois desecration law and the 1989 Supreme Court ruling. In Texas v. Johnso
On July 4th, he exercised his right to burn the American flag. Then he was arrested
Dundas Star News / Posted 19 days ago
Illinois desecration law and the 1989 Supreme Court ruling. In Texas v. Johnson, the high court upheld a decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that said Gregory Johnson, a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, was unlawfully... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Friends send big checks for top Texas prosecutor legal billsa long way from any trial. He recently lost a second bid to have the case throw
Friends send big checks for top Texas prosecutor legal bills
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 20 days ago
a long way from any trial. He recently lost a second bid to have the case thrown out and could next seek a dismissal at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which in February tossed a criminal indictment against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Wealthy friends send big checks for Texas AG Ken Paxton's legal billsa long way from any trial. He recently lost a second bid to have the case throw
Wealthy friends send big checks for Texas AG Ken Paxton's legal bills
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 20 days ago
a long way from any trial. He recently lost a second bid to have the case thrown out and could next seek a dismissal at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which in February tossed a criminal indictment against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersbe, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessme
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 20 days ago
be, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessment coming from an experienced judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - the state's highest court in criminal matters - is not easily dismissed. It's true that... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersbe, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessme
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 20 days ago
be, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessment coming from an experienced judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - the state's highest court in criminal matters - is not easily dismissed. It's true that... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersbe, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessme
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 20 days ago
be, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessment coming from an experienced judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - the state's highest court in criminal matters - is not easily dismissed. It's true that... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersbe, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessme
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 20 days ago
be, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessment coming from an experienced judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - the state's highest court in criminal matters - is not easily dismissed. It's true that... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersbe, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessme
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 20 days ago
be, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessment coming from an experienced judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - the state's highest court in criminal matters - is not easily dismissed. It's true that... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersbe, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessme
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KXXV Waco / Posted 20 days ago
be, but for what it is: Discriminatory, inefficient and immoral. That assessment coming from an experienced judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - the state's highest court in criminal matters - is not easily dismissed. It's true that... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearingit's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's he
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearing
KXXV Waco / Posted 24 days ago
it's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will make the determination. Cook says a man having an affair with Edwards at the... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearingit's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's he
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearing
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 24 days ago
it's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will make the determination. Cook says a man having an affair with Edwards at the... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearingit's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's he
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearing
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 24 days ago
it's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will make the determination. Cook says a man having an affair with Edwards at the... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearingit's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's he
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearing
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 24 days ago
it's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will make the determination. Cook says a man having an affair with Edwards at the... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearingit's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's he
Former Texas death row inmate seeks exoneration at hearing
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 24 days ago
it's determined he's innocent in the matter. The judge who oversaw Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will make the determination. Cook says a man having an affair with Edwards at the... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearingnew attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's h
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearing
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 25 days ago
new attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will determine whether Cook should be declared innocent. Copyright 2016 The... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearingnew attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's h
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearing
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 25 days ago
new attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will determine whether Cook should be declared innocent. Copyright 2016 The... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearingnew attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's h
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearing
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 25 days ago
new attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will determine whether Cook should be declared innocent. Copyright 2016 The... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearingnew attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's h
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearing
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 25 days ago
new attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will determine whether Cook should be declared innocent. Copyright 2016 The... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearingnew attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's h
Former Texas death row inmate to seek exoneration at hearing
KXXV Waco / Posted 25 days ago
new attorney, Houston lawyer Mark Bennett, says the judge overseeing Friday's hearing will forward a recommendation to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which will determine whether Cook should be declared innocent. Copyright 2016 The... Read more
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WA Today
Her friend's brutal murder was unsolved for decades. This is how she helped find the killerwas convicted for Samota's murder and sentenced to die. (He remains on death ro
Her friend's brutal murder was unsolved for decades. This is how she helped find the killer
WA Today / Posted 26 days ago
was convicted for Samota's murder and sentenced to die. (He remains on death row, but does not have an execution date. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently upheld his death sentence.) Wysocki wasn't in court on the day Bess was sentenced... Read more
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The Age
Her friend's brutal murder was unsolved for decades. This is how she helped find the killerwas convicted for Samota's murder and sentenced to die. (He remains on death ro
Her friend's brutal murder was unsolved for decades. This is how she helped find the killer
The Age / Posted 26 days ago
was convicted for Samota's murder and sentenced to die. (He remains on death row, but does not have an execution date. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently upheld his death sentence.) Wysocki wasn't in court on the day Bess was sentenced... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Her friend's brutal murder was unsolved for decades. This is how she helped find the killerwas convicted for Samota's murder and sentenced to die. (He remains on death ro
Her friend's brutal murder was unsolved for decades. This is how she helped find the killer
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 26 days ago
was convicted for Samota's murder and sentenced to die. (He remains on death row, but does not have an execution date. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently upheld his death sentence.) Wysocki wasn't in court on the day Bess was sentenced... Read more
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Canberra Times
Her friend's brutal murder was unsolved for decades. This is how she helped find the killerwas convicted for Samota's murder and sentenced to die. (He remains on death ro
Her friend's brutal murder was unsolved for decades. This is how she helped find the killer
Canberra Times / Posted 26 days ago
was convicted for Samota's murder and sentenced to die. (He remains on death row, but does not have an execution date. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently upheld his death sentence.) Wysocki wasn't in court on the day Bess was sentenced... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder casetrial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder case
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 26 days ago
trial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the legality of DNA testing of evidence. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruling Wednesday is the latest in a long appeals process for convicted killer Rodney Reed.... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder casetrial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder case
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 26 days ago
trial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the legality of DNA testing of evidence. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruling Wednesday is the latest in a long appeals process for convicted killer Rodney Reed.... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder casetrial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder case
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 26 days ago
trial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the legality of DNA testing of evidence. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruling Wednesday is the latest in a long appeals process for convicted killer Rodney Reed.... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder casetrial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder case
KTXS Abilene / Posted 26 days ago
trial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the legality of DNA testing of evidence. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruling Wednesday is the latest in a long appeals process for convicted killer Rodney Reed.... Read more
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KXXV Waco
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder casetrial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the
More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder case
KXXV Waco / Posted 26 days ago
trial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the legality of DNA testing of evidence. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruling Wednesday is the latest in a long appeals process for convicted killer Rodney Reed.... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying casea Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying case
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 26 days ago
a Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying of a 20-year-old woman in San Marcos. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected arguments from 62-year-old Willie Jenkins that DNA evidence was faulty... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying casea Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying case
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 26 days ago
a Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying of a 20-year-old woman in San Marcos. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected arguments from 62-year-old Willie Jenkins that DNA evidence was faulty... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying casea Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying case
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 26 days ago
a Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying of a 20-year-old woman in San Marcos. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected arguments from 62-year-old Willie Jenkins that DNA evidence was faulty... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying casea Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying case
KXXV Waco / Posted 26 days ago
a Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying of a 20-year-old woman in San Marcos. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected arguments from 62-year-old Willie Jenkins that DNA evidence was faulty... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying casea Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying case
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 26 days ago
a Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying of a 20-year-old woman in San Marcos. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected arguments from 62-year-old Willie Jenkins that DNA evidence was faulty... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying casea Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying
Top Texas court upholds death sentence in 1975 slaying case
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 26 days ago
a Central Texas man sent to death row three years ago for the 1975 rape-slaying of a 20-year-old woman in San Marcos. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected arguments from 62-year-old Willie Jenkins that DNA evidence was faulty... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 MillionTexas prisoners have fought to clear their names and could one day make the exp
Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 Million
KERA North Texas / Posted a month ago
Texas prisoners have fought to clear their names and could one day make the expensive and exclusive list of exonerees. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 2014 overturned Alfred Dewayne Brown's 2005 murder conviction after telephone records that... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Wrongful convictions have cost Texans more than $93 millionTexas prisoners have fought to clear their names and could one day make the exp
Wrongful convictions have cost Texans more than $93 million
KTXS Abilene / Posted a month ago
Texas prisoners have fought to clear their names and could one day make the expensive and exclusive list of exonerees. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 2014 overturned Alfred Dewayne Brown's 2005 murder conviction after telephone records that... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 Million - Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 Million by Johnathan Silver and Lindsay Carbonell The Texas Tribune June 24 2016 Texas has paid 101 men and women who were wrongfully...Texas prisoners have fought to clear their names and could one day make the exp
Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 Million - Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 Million by Johnathan Silver and Lindsay Carbonell The Texas Tribune June 24 2016 Texas has paid 101 men and women who were wrongfully...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted a month ago
Texas prisoners have fought to clear their names and could one day make the expensive and exclusive list of exonerees. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 2014 overturned Alfred Dewayne Brown's 2005 murder conviction after telephone records that... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 MillionTexas prisoners have fought to clear their names and could one day make the exp
Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 Million
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted a month ago
Texas prisoners have fought to clear their names and could one day make the expensive and exclusive list of exonerees. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 2014 overturned Alfred Dewayne Brown's 2005 murder conviction after telephone records that... Read more
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