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Judge Says Dallas Man Should Be Exonerated In Rape

A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.

07/25/2014

Rogelio Avila (credit: Lee County FL Sheriff’s Office)

Murder Suspect Released From Jail

One of the North Texas men accused of being involved in a deadly hit and run crash bonded out of a Florida jail.

CBS 11–05/05/2014

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Mother Wants Son’s Shooters Charged With Murder After His Death

On Tuesday, 25 year old Ryan Lusk suddenly died in the hospital bed he’d been in for six months.

11/20/2013

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

Judge Says Case Against Watkins Can Continue

There was a legal setback for Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins on Monday.

07/23/2013

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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.

07/22/2013

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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.

07/15/2013

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

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.

07/15/2013

Juan Carlos Garcia (credit: CBS 11 News)

North Texas Man Getting Second Chance At Life

A North Texas man is getting a second chance at life after spending 16 years in prison.

06/19/2013

Lawmakers Weighing Animal Abuse Registry

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a statewide animal abuse registry.

05/03/2013

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)

Watkins’ No-Show Infuriates District Court Judge

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins refused to appear in court Thursday to answer allegations of prosecutorial misconduct and a possible FBI probe.

02/14/2013

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Trooper Fired Over Roadside Cavity Search

The female state trooper involved in a controversial roadside cavity search of two women has now been fired.

02/08/2013

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