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2014/11/27 22:15
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AUSTIN – Texas law that allows police officers to take blood samples from suspected drunk drivers without a warrant is unconstitutional, the state's highest criminal court ruled Wednesday. The ruling...
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2014/11/27 04:48
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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals released their opinion Wednesday on the new evidence used to free Bernie Tiede from prison. They announced Tiede should be granted relief in the form of a new...
2014/11/27 01:08
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge on the state's top criminal court has declared that he now believes the death penalty should be abolished as a punishment for capital murder. Judge Tom Price of the Texas...
2014/11/26 22:39
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Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated On Dec. 3, Texas is scheduled to execute Scott Panetti for murdering his in-laws in 1992. There is no doubt he committed the crime, and...
2014/11/26 19:48
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From the family of Marjorie Nugent: AUSTIN, TX - Today, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals released an opinion on Bernie Tiede's appeal to his life sentence for murdering the elderly widow, Marjorie...
2014/11/26 17:56
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Bernie Tiede's life sentence thrown out, ordered back to Panola County for new sentencing hearingBernie Tiede's life sentence thrown out, ordered back to Panola County for new sentencing hearing The...
2014/11/26 17:53
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' highest court has granted a new sentencing hearing for the mortician whose conviction for killing his longtime companion and storing her body in a freezer inspired the...
2014/11/26 09:26
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Cameron Todd Willingham in his cell on death row, in 1994. He insisted upon his innocence in the deaths of his children and refused an offer to plead guilty in return for a life sentence.Credit...
2014/11/26 06:06
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City Council meets again in two weeks, Dec. 11, its final meeting of the year and last of the seven-member, at-large era. Last week's meeting (Nov. 20) left unfinished, much contentious business,...
2014/11/25 20:08
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CORPUS CHRISTI - In the past month Hannah Overton’s capital murder case has gone back and forth between judges but on Tuesday a Hidalgo County judge was assigned to take over. Judge Mario Ramirez of...
2014/11/20 03:22
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HOUSTON — Texas' highest criminal court denied an appeal Wednesday from a woman who was sentenced to death for the killing of her developmentally disabled babysitter four years ago. Kimberly Cargill,...
2014/11/19 21:00
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It looks like luck has run out for a Texas convict named Lucky John Luna. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday refused an appeal contending the 46-year-old convicted sex offender received...
2014/11/18 22:21
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Murder victim's family in last-ditch effort to save man convicted of killing her from execution...saying they believe 19-year-old was strangled to death by her cop fiancé Rodney Reed is scheduled for...
2014/11/13 22:00
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Chris Wayne Shuffield (Jail photo) NEW BOSTON (November 13, 2014) A convicted murderer whose death sentence for a 2001 slaying in far northeast Texas was thrown out by an appeals court has been...
2014/11/06 16:45
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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:16am A Thursday pre-trial hearing on Gov. Rick Perry's abuse-of-power indictment will focus on whether the criminal prosecutor in the case was properly sworn in and if...
2014/11/06 06:06
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Run-offs, run-offs, and more run-offs. The City Council campaign results are in, and eight of the 10 races will go to run-offs. The mayor's race proved no different: Candidates Mike Martinez and Steve...
2014/11/05 18:42
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The murder conviction of a man on death row in Texas has been overturned after the state’s criminal appeals court found prosecutors withheld evidence that could have aided his defense. Alfred Dewayne...
2014/11/03 11:34
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The family of a well-off East Texas widow is demanding that the man who confessed to her murder be returned to prison to serve his full life term. Bernhardt Tiede II was convicted in 1999 in the...
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...
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...
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