Convicted Rapist Gets 70 Years, Had Given Victim GiftsA North Texas man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for raping a woman after he gave her gifts and thought she owed him something in return. Felipe DeJesus Blanco of Plano was convicted of aggravated sexual assault in the April 2014 attack.
Texas Appeals Court Upholds DeLay ReversalThe highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
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.
Supreme Court Refuses Appeal In Fort Worth SlayingThe 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.
One-Time 'Dr. Phil' Guest Sentenced For Texas MurderA 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.
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.
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.
Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent Wants Probation If ConvictedFormer Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent has filed an application asking that he be sentenced to probation in the event he is convicted of intoxication manslaughter.
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.
Man Disappears Before Conviction Of Drug TraffickingA federal jury convicted a South Texas man on drug trafficking charges, but the defendant was nowhere to be found to hear the verdict.
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.
Cocaine Sentencing Change Means Early Release For SomeMore 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.