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Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay speaking at a public event. (credit: Getty Images/Win McNamee)

Texas Appeals Court Upholds DeLay Reversal

The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

24 hours ago

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Lawyers: Rape Case Sign Of Texas Court’s Shift

A Texas court recently changed course, accepting the appeal, of a Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape, under the same argument it denied a decade ago: that a witness potentially lying was enough for a new trial.

08/13/2014

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Supreme Court Refuses Appeal In Fort Worth Slaying

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence given to a Fort Worth man for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.

06/09/2014

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One-Time ‘Dr. Phil’ Guest Sentenced For Texas Murder

A Texas jury has returned a 27-year prison sentence for a 39-year-old man who at one time taped an interview with “Dr. Phil” claiming he didn’t kill his girlfriend.

06/06/2014

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Dallas Man Convicted Of Killing 2 Over Dog Waste

A Dallas jury has found a 76-year-old man guilty of capital murder for the shooting deaths of two neighbors in a dispute over dog waste.

01/09/2014

Former U.S. house majority leader Tom Delay answers questions from the media in the 250th District Court Travis County for jury selection. (credit: Getty Images/Ben Sklar)

Ex-US House Leader Tom DeLay’s Conviction Overturned By Texas Court

A Texas appeals court has overturned the money laundering conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

09/19/2013

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Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent Wants Probation If Convicted

Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent has filed an application asking that he be sentenced to probation in the event he is convicted of intoxication manslaughter.

08/12/2013

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Texas Inmate Ordered Retried In ’80 ‘Waiting Ever Since’

Texas prisoner Jerry Hartfield was still a young man when he was told his murder conviction had been overturned and he would get a new trial. Hartfield was moved off death row, but 32 years later is still waiting for that new trial.

01/04/2013

Man Disappears Before Conviction Of Drug Trafficking

A federal jury convicted a South Texas man on drug trafficking charges, but the defendant was nowhere to be found to hear the verdict.

09/10/2012

Exoneree Dale Lincoln Duke with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Judge Declares Dallas Man Innocent After 14 Years In Prison

“You’re free to walk out of this courtroom today.” Those were the words said just minutes ago to Dale Lincoln Duke, a man who served 14 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

11/04/2011

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Cocaine Sentencing Change Means Early Release For Some

More than 200 federal prison inmates in North Texas may soon be released. The move comes because of a new law that erases the sentencing disparity between those convicted of offenses involving crack versus powdered cocaine.

11/01/2011

The execution gurney sits empty inside the death chamber at Huntsville. (credit: AP Photo)

Year-Old State Office Challenges Death Sentences

The Texas Office of Capital Writs is an independent state agency tasked with scrutinizing capital murder trials to ensure they were legally proper.

08/21/2011

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