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Federal Courts Asked To Halt Texas Execution

An appeals court is considering whether a condemned Texas killer should be spared Wednesday so he can undergo more mental examinations to support arguments that he’s delusional.

12/02/2014

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Kaufman County Murder Trial: Day 2 Updates

In the weeks and months before a Texas DA, his wife and a prosecutor were gunned down in Kaufman County, the man accused of killing them inquired about how to get rid of part of a high-powered weapon, according to testimony today.

12/02/2014

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Kaufman Co. Murder Trial Underway

The capital murder trial of former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams got underway on Monday morning in Rockwall County.

12/01/2014

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Abbott: No Decision Yet On Obama Immigration Suit

Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says ‘odds favor’ that Texas will sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration but is stopping short of his earlier vow to file a lawsuit.

11/24/2014

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Woman On Texas Death Row Loses State Court Appeal

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.

11/19/2014

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Judge Refuses To Toss Perry Case On Technicalities

A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue.

11/18/2014

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Prosecutor: Technicality Shouldn’t Stop Perry Case

The special prosecutor leading the felony case against Gov. Rick Perry says he shouldn’t be compelled to produce transcripts of testimony before the grand jury.

11/03/2014

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Fort Worth Foursome Sentenced In Murder, Attempted Cover-Up

Four Fort Worth individuals were sentenced to prison for their roles in a July 2012 murder and attempted cover-up.

10/20/2014

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Murder Suspect Eric Williams’ Defense Team Wants Trial Moved, Again

The team defending former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams against capital murder charges wants the trial moved, again.

10/09/2014

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Jury Selection Begins In Retrial Of Waco Man Accused In Murder Of Stepsons

Jury selection began this week in the case of a Texas man granted a retrial after questions were raised about testimony that helped convict him in the deaths of his two stepsons in a fire nearly 30 years ago.

10/06/2014

The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas.  (Photo credit CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

Judge Delays John Wiley Price Corruption Trial Until 2016

A judge has just delayed the Dallas County corruption trial against Commissioner John Wiley Price by more than a year.

08/26/2014

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