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Girlfriend, Family Members Testify In Defense Of Eddie Ray Routh

On the first full day of defense witnesses in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, his girlfriend- Jennifer Weed, his sister and brother in law testified before the court on Wednesday.

02/18/2015

Eddie Ray Routh, charged with two counts of Capital Murder for the shooting deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, appears in court for a pre-trial hearing on Sept. 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Accused Killer Of Chris Kyle, Chad Littlefield To Stand Trial Next Week

The man accused of killing decorated Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle will stand trial next week as scheduled.

02/03/2015

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Judge Wants NFL Concussion Settlement To Aid More Players

The judge presiding over thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits wants lawyers to tweak the proposed settlement to benefit more retired players.

02/02/2015

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Former Waco Baptist Academy Teacher Sentenced To 80 Years

A former Waco Baptist Academy teacher has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being convicted of molesting two students during piano lessons.

12/17/2014

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Prosecutors: Convicted Kaufman Murderer Williams Acted Out Of Revenge

A former justice of the peace, who killed an East Texas DA and his wife, had in his home the chilling manifesto written by another infamous killer, testimony showed today.

12/09/2014

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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Health Care Law

A Texas doctor’s challenge to President Obama’s health care overhaul is before a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

12/02/2014

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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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