Craig Watkins

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Judge Who Cited Dallas DA For Contempt To Remain On Case

The judge who cited the Dallas County district attorney for contempt of court will remain on the case — though not for very long.


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Arguments Set In Watkins Contempt Hearing

An administrative judge will hear final arguments on whether a judge who cited the Dallas County district attorney for contempt of court should be removed from the case.


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Fired County Employee Testifies In DA Contempt Case

There is a legal showdown going on in court between Dallas County’s top prosecutor and a judge who held him in contempt.

CBS 11–07/19/2013

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Dallas County DA Contempt Case Postponed Due To Error In Judge’s Order

District Attorney Craig Watkins came to court as a defendant — facing a criminal contempt of court charge. But Watkins and his legal team soon left after winning a stay of the order.

CBS 11–07/15/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Contempt Hearing For Dallas County DA Ends, Order Stayed

The Dallas County district attorney on Monday won an unexpected stay of an order holding him in contempt of court, after his attorney’s highlighted problems with the order.


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Dallas DA In Court To Answer Contempt Charge

Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins will appear in court to defend himself against a contempt-of-court allegation in a case that could land him in jail.


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Dallas County DA Craig Watkins On Josh Brent Case

Craig Watkins spoke with 105.3 The Fan about the next moves for Josh Brent now that he is sitting in jail after twice violating the terms of his bail agreement.


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Dallas Adds Security For County Officials

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has thrown a ring of security around top county officials, especially District Attorney Craig Watkins, who feels his office is especially vulnerable. “What we’ve seen basically is a chilling effect on our ability to do our jobs,” he told reporters outside the Dallas County Commissioners Court Tuesday.


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Dallas County Security Changes Coming

Dallas County is stepping up safety measures at the Frank Crowley Courts Building. No one wants to talk about specifics for security reasons
but sources close to the plan say to expect an increase in security officers with guns.


Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Dallas County District Attorney Breaks His Silence On Accusations Against Him

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins appeared publicly Friday for the first time in weeks.

CBS 11–03/29/2013

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Lancaster Woman’s Execution To Be Delayed

A woman scheduled to be put to death next week has been given a temporary stay of execution. Kimberly McCarthy of Lancaster was convicted of the brutal 1997 murder of an elderly neighbor.


Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Special Prosecutor Named In Watkins Contempt Case

A special prosecutor from North Texas will investigate whether the Dallas County district attorney committed contempt of court when he wouldn’t testify to allegations that his office improperly prosecuted an oil fortune heir.

CBS 11–03/21/2013