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2014/10/31 23:54
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The family of Marjorie Nugent took another small step toward its goal Friday of putting Bernie Tiede back in prison. Tiede has been free ever since he convinced a judge he killed Marjorie in 1996 due...
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2014/10/29 23:35
2014/10/29 23:35
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who unexpectedly pleaded guilty to killing his two adopted stepsons in 1986 after years of claiming his innocence was released from prison Wednesday and headed for...
2014/10/28 21:08
2014/10/28 21:08
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CORPUS CHRISTI - Hannah Overton could soon be free. A hearing to set bail for Overton, who will be retried on a capital murder charge, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in 214th District Judge Jose...
2014/10/27 13:15
2014/10/27 13:15
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If you tried to find out what recently happened in court ending the criminal case against former GOP Congressman Tom DeLay, almost all the results that come up are from conservative sites. The...
2014/10/24 09:50
2014/10/24 09:50
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Marjorie Nugent's family is taking steps to make sure Bernie Tiede goes back to prison. Tiede, you may recall, was convicted of shooting Nugent in 1997, then putting her body inside a freezer in her...
2014/10/23 13:15
2014/10/23 13:15
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A free speech courage award should go to U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa for his recent ruling blocking the enforcement of part of Wisconsin's campaign finance law that prohibits "coordinated issue...
2014/10/22 22:08
2014/10/22 22:08
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Death row inmate Robert Pruett has lost an appeal at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Pruett is sentenced to die for the 1999 slaying of a Texas corrections officer. The...
2014/10/21 18:00
2014/10/21 18:00
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WACO (October 21, 2014) Edward Graf, who has been on trial for more than two weeks in connection with the 1986 fiery deaths of his adopted stepsons, elected Tuesday to plead guilty to the court in...
2014/10/21 15:01
2014/10/21 15:01
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A Parker County judge signed an order finding a capital murder defendant incompetent to stand trial. The defendant, Jacob Evans, is accused of killing his mother and sister in Aledo on Oct. 4, 2012...
2014/10/19 04:22
2014/10/19 04:22
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AUSTIN — General election voters often are drawn to key top-of-the-ticket positions, such as governor or lieutenant governor, or races that will impact them on a local level, such as school board or...
2014/10/18 00:33
2014/10/18 00:33
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say they'll retry a South Texas woman whose capital murder conviction in the 2006 salt poisoning death of her 4-year-old foster son was overturned. Nueces...
2014/10/17 01:57
2014/10/17 01:57
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It could be weeks until we hear whether or not a judge will exclude from evidence Daniel Villegas' 1993 murder confession. Villegas was convicted in 1995 for a drive-by shooting that resulted in a...
2014/10/16 04:57
2014/10/16 04:57
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The prosecution and defense are preparing for the second day of testimony in the suppression hearing for Daniel Villegas. His defense attorneys want his confession to a deadly drive-by shooting more...
2014/10/14 13:00
2014/10/14 13:00
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WACO (October 14, 2014) The most damning testimony so far in the Edward Graf trial may come Tuesday as the judge in the case has cleared the way for prosecutors to delve into why Graf had to repay...
2014/10/13 20:08
2014/10/13 20:08
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HUNTSVILLE - The state's highest criminal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution this week of a 40-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy sleeping with his mother at a...
2014/10/09 19:33
2014/10/09 19:33
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BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man sentenced to death is a free man and back in the Rio Grande Valley. Manuel Velez was released from Huntsville prison after spending nine years in prison for a crime he...
2014/10/09 16:00
2014/10/09 16:00
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SAN ANTONIO (October 9, 2014) Texas' highest criminal appeals court has upheld a decision to throw out the murder conviction and 70-year prison sentence for the daughter of a San Antonio police...
2014/10/08 17:15
2014/10/08 17:15
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Hecht has served on Texas’ high court longer than any justice in history; he has been elected five times, starting in 1988. He was appointed chief justice in 2013 and is seeking his first full term as...
2014/10/08 15:53
2014/10/08 15:53
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An appeal by one of the San Augustine women convicted for kidnapping a baby boy in Houston in Houston and keeping him until they were arrested in 2011 has been denied by Texas' Court of Criminal...
2014/10/07 20:05
2014/10/07 20:05
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WACO, Texas (AP) - A retrial has started for a central Texas man accused in his stepsons' death from nearly 30 years ago. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1t1v97D ) prosecutors and...
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