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2015/02/27 14:54
2015/02/27 14:54
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John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. We begin, as always, with old business, which will be pretty fast work this week. Shao v. Wang, 14-7244, the once-rescheduled child-custody case from...
2015/02/27 14:54
2015/02/27 14:54
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2015/02/26 06:05
2015/02/26 06:05
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The state of Texas had planned to execute Rodney Reed next Thursday, March 5, for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, even in the face of mounting evidence that suggests the Bastrop man did not actually...
2015/02/26 02:33
2015/02/26 02:33
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A Central Texas woman convicted of starving her 7-week-old child in 2008 and sentenced to 30 years in prison has been given a new trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said Wednesday that...
2015/02/26 01:47
2015/02/26 01:47
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A British grandmother on Death Row has been granted a new hearing into her case after evidence appeared to show she may be innocent. Linda Carty, 56, who has spent 14 years on Death Row in the United...
2015/02/25 21:08
2015/02/25 21:08
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An appeal from a 56-year-old British grandmother on Texas death row is being sent back to her trial court in Houston for additional review. Lawyers for 56-year-old Linda Carty contend prosecutors...
2015/02/25 18:40
2015/02/25 18:40
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A death row inmate will get a hearing to review claims of prosecutorial misconduct, the highest court in Texas ruled Wednesday. The opinion handed down by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals grants a...
2015/02/25 18:22
2015/02/25 18:22
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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence of a Dallas-area man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her daughter during a jealous rage four years ago. Attorneys for...
2015/02/24 19:39
2015/02/24 19:39
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas - A former Wichita Falls man now on death row got a stay of execution Monday from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The court decided to review claims a jury heard incorrect...
2015/02/24 01:15
2015/02/24 01:15
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Rodney Reed was convicted of the 1996 rape and strangling death of Stacey Stites. See other Texas inmates set for execution this year. Photo By Texas Department of Criminal Justice Garcia White was...
2015/02/19 06:05
2015/02/19 06:05
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Protesters call for Reed's exoneration at a January rally. The effort to bring justice to death row inmate Rodney Reed continues. Attorneys filed a brief in Bastrop County Court last Thursday, Feb....
2015/02/18 21:54
2015/02/18 21:54
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At its Conference on February 20, 2015, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as tour-guide licensing requirements under the First Amendment, state laws banning false...
2015/02/16 21:10
2015/02/16 21:10
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WASHINGTON - Key witnesses against a British grandmother on death row in Texas have said that prosecutors in her 2002 trial threatened or ‘blackmailed’ them into testifying against her. Among them is...
2015/02/16 18:15
2015/02/16 18:15
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A group of veteran detectives are sure that Texas is about to kill an innocent black man for a murder they claim he did not commit. When the group met to examine the details of a 1996 homicide case...
2015/02/14 17:16
2015/02/14 17:16
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One pornographic movie in 1974 turned San Antonio, as well as the rest of the country, into a circus. In the middle of the decade’s sexual revolution, the X-rated film “Deep Throat” called for...
2015/02/14 07:34
2015/02/14 07:34
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Attorneys for a convicted killer facing execution next month for the slaying of a 19-year-old Central Texas woman almost two decades ago are contending new reviews of forensic evidence support the...
2015/02/14 05:54
2015/02/14 05:54
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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 9:37pm Prosecutors on Friday followed a judge's direction and sharpened their two-count indictment against Rick Perry. Hoping to keep their case from being dismissed, they...
2015/02/11 18:33
2015/02/11 18:33
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... Ryan McCrimmon, Texas Tribune Michael Morton, who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, said Monday that under current DNA testing requirements, he wouldn’t have had...
2015/02/09 22:09
2015/02/09 22:09
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AUSTIN - A Texas lawmaker has proposed legislation intended to fix issues created by a 2011 law he authored that makes crime-scene DNA testing difficult for convicts. "There were a few things that we...
2015/02/05 06:34
2015/02/05 06:34
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Charles Stobaugh is almost a free man. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday refused the state’s appeal to review the work of a lower court, which acquitted Stobaugh, 59, in the murder of...
2015/02/05 01:15
2015/02/05 01:15
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Photo By Texas Department of Criminal Justice/AP This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Donald Newbury. Newbury, one of the fugitives in the notorious...
2015/02/27 14:54
2015/02/27 14:54
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