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ABC 7 El Paso
Former convict in famous Austin slayings seeks innocenceyogurt shop murders. The convictions of Springsteen and a co-defendant, Michae
Former convict in famous Austin slayings seeks innocence
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 5 days ago
yogurt shop murders. The convictions of Springsteen and a co-defendant, Michael Scott, later were overturned when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said the two were unfairly denied the chance to cross-examine each other. They had implicated... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Deadline to register for primary runoff is April 25will choose candidates to serve as a railroad commissioner. Republicans will al
Deadline to register for primary runoff is April 25
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 5 days ago
will choose candidates to serve as a railroad commissioner. Republicans will also be selecting amongst statewide candidates for places 2 and 5 of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Other races on the ballot will depend on a voter’... Read more
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Salon.com
Texas is using “Of Mice and Men” to justify executing this man. Seriously.of intellectual disability and should be sentenced instead to life without paro
Texas is using “Of Mice and Men” to justify executing this man. Seriously.
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
of intellectual disability and should be sentenced instead to life without parole. But the state appealed. That’s when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals used its unscientific factors, roughly based on Lennie, to uphold Bobby’s death sentence. The... Read more
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My EastText
All Saints senior wins State Bar of Texas essay contesthis parents to Austin for the Law Day luncheon and awards presentation where he
All Saints senior wins State Bar of Texas essay contest
My EastText / Posted 10 days ago
his parents to Austin for the Law Day luncheon and awards presentation where he will read his essay and take a tour of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and Supreme Court. Hasan will also be presented with a $1,000 prize and a certificate by... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
ETX church arsonist's case headed to Court of Criminal AppealsConclusion on April 13. It’s a document stating a brief synopsis of the case. T
ETX church arsonist's case headed to Court of Criminal Appeals
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 10 days ago
Conclusion on April 13. It’s a document stating a brief synopsis of the case. That document will now be sent to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In March, Jason Bourque had requested a new trial, saying he did not understand the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
All Saints student wins State Bar of Texas essay contesthis parents to Austin for the Law Day luncheon and awards presentation where he
All Saints student wins State Bar of Texas essay contest
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 10 days ago
his parents to Austin for the Law Day luncheon and awards presentation where he will read his essay and take a tour of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and Supreme Court. Hasan will also be presented with a $1,000 prize and a certificate by... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
ET4L hosts 'Dinner with the Runoff Candidates' - Some 11 candidates for state or Upshur County offices in the May 24 Republican runoff addressed a “Dinner with the Runoff Candidates” hosted by East Texans for Liberty in Gilmer on Monday night Apri...ET4L President Stacy McMahan. Many of the sharpest remarks came from several c
ET4L hosts 'Dinner with the Runoff Candidates' - Some 11 candidates for state or Upshur County offices in the May 24 Republican runoff addressed a “Dinner with the Runoff Candidates” hosted by East Texans for Liberty in Gilmer on Monday night Apri...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
ET4L President Stacy McMahan. Many of the sharpest remarks came from several candidates for two places as judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, most of whom criticized their opponents. The 11 overall candidates, who did not take... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Women freed from prison fight to clear their names2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding
Women freed from prison fight to clear their names
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 14 days ago
2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding is a recommendation, and it is up to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to make the final ruling. A final step toward freedom But the district court in Bexar... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Women freed from prison fight to clear their names2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding
Women freed from prison fight to clear their names
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 14 days ago
2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding is a recommendation, and it is up to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to make the final ruling. A final step toward freedom But the district court in Bexar... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Women Freed From Prison Fight to Clear Their Names2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding
Women Freed From Prison Fight to Clear Their Names
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 14 days ago
2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding is a recommendation, and it is up to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to make the final ruling. A final step toward freedom But the district court in Bexar... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Women freed from prison fight to clear their names2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding
Women freed from prison fight to clear their names
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 14 days ago
2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding is a recommendation, and it is up to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to make the final ruling. A final step toward freedom But the district court in Bexar... Read more
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CNN
Women freed from prison fight to clear names2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding
Women freed from prison fight to clear names
CNN / Posted 14 days ago
2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding is a recommendation, and it is up to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to make the final ruling. A final step toward freedom But the district court in Bexar... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Women freed from prison fight to clear their names2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding
Women freed from prison fight to clear their names
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 14 days ago
2016, the judge recommended the convictions be vacated. The trial court finding is a recommendation, and it is up to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to make the final ruling. A final step toward freedom But the district court in Bexar... Read more
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Officer.com
Jail Changes Recommended After Sandra Bland's DeathGuerra Jr., criminal defense lawyer; Randall Kallinen, civil rights attorney; a
Jail Changes Recommended After Sandra Bland's Death
Officer.com / Posted 14 days ago
Guerra Jr., criminal defense lawyer; Randall Kallinen, civil rights attorney; and Morris Overstreet, a former judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The committee was given "complete, unfettered access" to comb through documents, walk cell... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
San Antonio Four: women link 'ritual' child abuse convictions to homophobiastatute, which allows for appeals on the basis of science that has since been d
San Antonio Four: women link 'ritual' child abuse convictions to homophobia
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 15 days ago
statute, which allows for appeals on the basis of science that has since been debunked. The state’s highest court, the Texas court of criminal appeals, is still considering whether to declare the women “innocent”, a legal distinction particular... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Man Convicted In 1984 SMU Murder Loses AppealHOUSTON (AP) – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a
Man Convicted In 1984 SMU Murder Loses Appeal
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 16 days ago
HOUSTON (AP) – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a 67-year-old man on death row for the 1984 rape-slaying of a Southern Methodist University student at her off-campus condo. The ruling Wednesday from the state’s highest... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Man Convicted of Killing SMU Student Loses AppealThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a 67-year-old ma
Man Convicted of Killing SMU Student Loses Appeal
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 16 days ago
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a 67-year-old man on death row for the 1984 rape-slaying of a Southern Methodist University student at her off-campus condo. The ruling Wednesday from the state's highest criminal court... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Committee Calls For Big Changes At Texas Jail Where Sandra Bland Diedthe operations of his office and the county jail. Civil rights attorneys Craig
Committee Calls For Big Changes At Texas Jail Where Sandra Bland Died
KERA North Texas / Posted 17 days ago
the operations of his office and the county jail. Civil rights attorneys Craig Washington and Randall Kallinen, former Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Morris L. Overstreet, and criminal defense attorneys Juan L. Guerra and JoAnne Musick... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Committee set to release findings in Sandra Bland jail deathof the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Juan L. Guerra Jr., criminal
Committee set to release findings in Sandra Bland jail death
Houston Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Juan L. Guerra Jr., criminal defense lawyer; Randall Kallinen, civil rights attorney; Morris Overstreet, a former judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and former U.S. Rep. Craig Washi... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Committee set to release findings in Sandra Bland jail deathof the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Juan L. Guerra Jr., criminal
Committee set to release findings in Sandra Bland jail death
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 17 days ago
of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Juan L. Guerra Jr., criminal defense lawyer; Randall Kallinen, civil rights attorney; Morris Overstreet, a former judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and former U.S. Rep. Craig Washi... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Bernie Tiede Trial"They were looking for justice for Marjorie, not freedom for Bernie" Bernie Ti
Bernie Tiede Trial
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 18 days ago
"They were looking for justice for Marjorie, not freedom for Bernie" Bernie Tiede and his victim, Marjorie Nugent The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals released their opinion Wednesday on the new evidence used to free Bernie Tiede from prison.... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Killer Executed in Boy's Death - Killer Executed in Boy's Death by Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune April 6 2016 Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the execution. Twelve-year-old David Cardenas was still alive when his killer ...against the death penalty but still qualified to serve,” according to the petit
Killer Executed in Boy's Death - Killer Executed in Boy's Death by Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune April 6 2016 Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the execution. Twelve-year-old David Cardenas was still alive when his killer ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
against the death penalty but still qualified to serve,” according to the petition originally filed with the state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals had already rejected his claim. In previous unsuccessful appeals, Vasquez's attorneys argued... Read more
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KXII Sherman
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new triala former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim a
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new trial
KXII Sherman / Posted 22 days ago
a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim admitted that she lied during his trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that Brian Franklin did not receive a fair trial in 1995 when he was... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Fort Worth officer gets new trial after 21 years in prisonofficer sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl
Fort Worth officer gets new trial after 21 years in prison
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 22 days ago
officer sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 1994 has been granted a new trial by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The appeals court held in its two-page opinion issued Wednesday that Brian Edward Franklin,... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas man executed for 'vampire' murderagainst the death penalty but still qualified to serve,” according to the petit
Texas man executed for 'vampire' murder
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 23 days ago
against the death penalty but still qualified to serve,” according to the petition originally filed with the state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals had already rejected his claim. In previous unsuccessful appeals, Vasquez's attorneys argued... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new triala former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim a
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new trial
KXXV Waco / Posted 23 days ago
a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim admitted that she lied during his trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that Brian Franklin did not receive a fair trial in 1995 when he was... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new triala former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim a
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new trial
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 23 days ago
a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim admitted that she lied during his trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that Brian Franklin did not receive a fair trial in 1995 when he was... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new triala former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim a
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new trial
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 23 days ago
a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim admitted that she lied during his trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that Brian Franklin did not receive a fair trial in 1995 when he was... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new triala former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim a
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new trial
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 23 days ago
a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim admitted that she lied during his trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that Brian Franklin did not receive a fair trial in 1995 when he was... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new triala former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim a
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new trial
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 23 days ago
a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim admitted that she lied during his trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that Brian Franklin did not receive a fair trial in 1995 when he was... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new triala former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim a
Fort Worth cop convicted of rape gets new trial
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 23 days ago
a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim admitted that she lied during his trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that Brian Franklin did not receive a fair trial in 1995 when he was... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissedGov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday'
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissed
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 23 days ago
Gov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday's action was a mere formality since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February voided the criminal indictment against Perry. Perry left office last year and... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissedGov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday'
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissed
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 23 days ago
Gov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday's action was a mere formality since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February voided the criminal indictment against Perry. Perry left office last year and... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Rick Perry's Criminal Case Officially DismissedJudge Bert Richardson, who presided over the case in Travis County and now serv
Rick Perry's Criminal Case Officially Dismissed
KERA North Texas / Posted 23 days ago
Judge Bert Richardson, who presided over the case in Travis County and now serves on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, signed an order dismissing the abuse of power indictment related to a 2013 veto threat. The case against the longest-serving... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Rick Perry's Criminal Case Officially Dismissedcourt ordered that it be dropped. Judge Bert Richardson, who presided over the
Rick Perry's Criminal Case Officially Dismissed
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 23 days ago
court ordered that it be dropped. Judge Bert Richardson, who presided over the case in Travis County and now serves on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, signed an order dismissing the abuse of power indictment related to a 2013 veto threat. The... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Abuse of Power Case Against Rick Perry Formally DismissedGov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday'
Abuse of Power Case Against Rick Perry Formally Dismissed
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 23 days ago
Gov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday's action was a mere formality since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February voided the criminal indictment against Perry. Perry left office last year and... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissedGov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday'
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissed
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 23 days ago
Gov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday's action was a mere formality since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February voided the criminal indictment against Perry. Perry left office last year and... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissedGov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday'
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissed
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 23 days ago
Gov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday's action was a mere formality since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February voided the criminal indictment against Perry. Perry left office last year and... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissedGov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday'
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissed
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 23 days ago
Gov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday's action was a mere formality since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February voided the criminal indictment against Perry. Perry left office last year and... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissedGov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday'
Abuse of power case against Rick Perry formally dismissed
KXXV Waco / Posted 23 days ago
Gov. Rick Perry, weeks after the state's highest court cleared him. Wednesday's action was a mere formality since the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February voided the criminal indictment against Perry. Perry left office last year and... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Rick Perry's abuse-of-power case officially dismissed, tension between lawyers remainsPerry committed a crime. “We believe that he did. Strongly believe that,” McCr
Rick Perry's abuse-of-power case officially dismissed, tension between lawyers remains
Houston Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
Perry committed a crime. “We believe that he did. Strongly believe that,” McCrum said. But he said the ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in the case has “so muddied the law that he didn’t think it would be the right thing to... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Rick Perry's abuse-power case officially dismissed, tension between lawyers remainsPerry committed a crime. “We believe that he did. Strongly believe that,” McCr
Rick Perry's abuse-power case officially dismissed, tension between lawyers remains
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 23 days ago
Perry committed a crime. “We believe that he did. Strongly believe that,” McCrum said. But he said the ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in the case has “so muddied the law that he didn’t think it would be the right thing to... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Murder conviction reversed for former border patrol officerappeal that overturns his murder conviction and 25-year prison sentence for the
Murder conviction reversed for former border patrol officer
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 23 days ago
appeal that overturns his murder conviction and 25-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting of a bar owner. A divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that 37-year-old ex-agent Jose Guadalupe Elizondo is entitled to a new trial... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Murder conviction reversed for former border patrol officerappeal that overturns his murder conviction and 25-year prison sentence for the
Murder conviction reversed for former border patrol officer
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 23 days ago
appeal that overturns his murder conviction and 25-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting of a bar owner. A divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that 37-year-old ex-agent Jose Guadalupe Elizondo is entitled to a new trial... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Murder conviction reversed for former border patrol officerappeal that overturns his murder conviction and 25-year prison sentence for the
Murder conviction reversed for former border patrol officer
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 23 days ago
appeal that overturns his murder conviction and 25-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting of a bar owner. A divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that 37-year-old ex-agent Jose Guadalupe Elizondo is entitled to a new trial... Read more
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My EastText
Killer faces execution in boy's deathagainst the death penalty but still qualified to serve,” according to the petit
Killer faces execution in boy's death
My EastText / Posted 23 days ago
against the death penalty but still qualified to serve,” according to the petition originally filed with the state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has already rejected his claim. In previous unsuccessful appeals, Vasquez's attorneys argued... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Murder conviction reversed for former border patrol officerappeal that overturns his murder conviction and 25-year prison sentence for the
Murder conviction reversed for former border patrol officer
KXXV Waco / Posted 23 days ago
appeal that overturns his murder conviction and 25-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting of a bar owner. A divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that 37-year-old ex-agent Jose Guadalupe Elizondo is entitled to a new trial... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Evidence disclosure laws contradictoryis a problem, as first noted by Justice Barbara Hervey, a former Bexar County p
Evidence disclosure laws contradictory
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 28 days ago
is a problem, as first noted by Justice Barbara Hervey, a former Bexar County prosecutor who is now a veteran member of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. That problem is that under a separate Texas law, police agencies covered by civil service... Read more

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