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Penalty Trial Begins In Dallas Stabbing Case

A North Texas jury is to begin hearing evidence on what punishment a woman will receive for stabbing a man 130 times before castrating him at a Dallas hotel room.

04/15/2014

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Tightly Knit Community Honors Slain DA & Wife With Quilt

Recently more than two dozen members of the Kaufman Quilt Guild gathered to make a quilt for one of their former members, Cynthia McLelland, who along with her husband, Mike, the Kaufman County District Attorney, were murdered one year ago.

CBS 11–04/14/2014

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Defendants Sentenced In Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

Two men were convicted on felony offenses related to their roles in a scheme to use stolen identity information to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in tax refunds.

04/14/2014

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Man Sentenced For Fire Bombing State Sen. Wendy Davis’ Office

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A 42-year-old homeless man has pleaded guilty arson charged for throwing Molotov cocktails at the door of State Senator Wendy Davis’ office two years ago. Cedric Carmond Steele entered the guilty […]

04/14/2014

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Texas Grand Jury To Be Seated In Perry Ethics Case

A Texas judge is expected to seat a grand jury in an investigation into whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors.

04/14/2014

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Jurors Deliberating Shoe Stabbing Sentence

Jurors on Friday began deliberating the sentence of a Houston woman convicted of murder for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe.

04/11/2014

Ethan Couch, 16, has been sentenced to 10 years probation for a June 2013 drunk driving crash that killed four people and severely injured two others.  (credit: CBS 11 News)

“Affluenza” Teen’s Parents Partially Responsible For Treatment

The parents of the teen who drove drunk and caused a crash that killed four people last summer will pay only a small percentage for his rehabilitation treatment.

CBS 11–04/11/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Judge Lets Texas Keep Execution Drug Secret

A Texas judge allowed state prison officials on Thursday to keep the identity of a new execution drug supplier secret despite new challenges to the state’s claim that making the name public could put the company in danger.

04/11/2014

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Texas Woman Accused Of Poisoning Child With Salt

A Texas pediatric nurse has been arrested for feeding her own daughter such a dangerous amount of salt that the child had to be hospitalized.

04/10/2014

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Four Texas Men Sentenced In Counterfeit Guitar Ring

A Fort Worth man was sentenced today in connection with selling thousands of dollars in counterfeit guitars to pawn shops in the greater Philadelphia area.

04/10/2014

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Shoe Stabbing Defendant May Testify

A Houston woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe may testify during the sentencing phase of her trial.

04/10/2014

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Human Smuggling Ringleader Gets 6 Years Jail

A co-leader of a Dallas-based human smuggling ring has been sentenced to six years in prison for helping slip immigrants through West Texas.

04/10/2014