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After Thursday’s Violence In Kaufman County, Dallas DA Wants Changes

Thursday’s killing of a felony prosecutor in Kaufman left the Dallas County District Attorney worried for the safety of his employees.

01/31/2013

Supreme Court Expected To Rule On Obama's Health Care Act Tomorrow

Roe V. Wade Impact Still Felt Far Beyond Dallas, State

Forty years ago today the United States Supreme Court ruled on arguably the higest-profile case ever to come out of Dallas County. Jane Roe, et al. v. Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County – more commonly known as Roe v. Wade.

01/22/2013

Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent at the Frank Crowley Courthouse for a bond hearing, on December 18, 2012. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Cowboys Player Has Bond Lowered, Must Wear Electronic Monitor

A Dallas County judge reduced the bond for a Dallas Cowboy charged with Intoxication Manslaughter for the death of his friend and teammate. But the court also ordered a number of other conditions for player Josh Brent to follow.

CBSDFW.COM–12/18/2012

Mugshot of convicted murderer Bobby Lee Hines. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

No More Delays, Dallas DA Wants Murderer Executed

The man convicted of killing a Carrollton woman 21 years ago is set to die and prosecutors in Dallas County took steps to make sure there were no unnecessary execution delays.

CBSDFW.COM–10/23/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

North Texas Woman’s Execution Scheduled January 29

A woman on Texas death row for the stabbing and bludgeoning of a 71-year-old Lancaster woman has received a January 29 execution date.

09/12/2012

Raymond Jackson (L) and James Williams were exonerated by Dallas County on April 30, 2012.  (Photo credit Dallas County Sheriff)

Relief, Concern For 2 Exonerated Men

It had been almost 30 years since James Williams and Raymond Jackson appeared before a judge in a Dallas County courtroom. On Monday, however, they were exonerated.

04/30/2012

Three Dallas County men, (L-R) Shakara Robertson, Darryl Washington and Marcus Smith, exonerated on April 6, 2012 for a wrongful conviction in 1994. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Lawyers Prove Innocence Of 3 Dallas County Men

The Innocence Project of Texas has become famous because of their association with DNA exonerations in the state. To hear of another case of wrongful conviction unfortunately isn’t rare, but to learn the project actually located the guilty parties is.

04/06/2012

Christopher Scott

‘Renewed Hope’ For Exoneree Tarnished By Plea Deal

Christopher Scott has been out of jail since October of 2009. He’s now a business owner, and has started his own non-profit after serving time for something he didn’t commit.

03/12/2012

Exoneree Dale Lincoln Duke with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas County DA Reveals His Great-Grandfather Was Executed

On Friday, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins commented on a statement he made declaring that his great-grandfather was executed by the state of Texas.

02/25/2012

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Dallas Rape Victim Angry After Convicted Attacker Freed

In 1981, Rickey Dale Wyatt was sent to prison after Dallas County jurors convicted him of a brutal rape. Wyatt was released from jail Wednesday because of a prosecutorial error during his trial. But the woman who accused him stands by her story: She says her memory of the crime is as sharp today as the blade that left her body scarred on Nov. 1, 1980.

01/04/2012

Ricky Wyatt, the man whom the Dallas County District Attorney's Office says was not given a fair trial in 1981 because of withheld evidence by the prosecution. (Credit: Dallas County)

Prosecutors Back Overturning 31-Year-Old Rape Case

A top prosecutor says a man who has spent 31 years in prison for sexual assault didn’t receive a fair trial and that the conviction should be vacated.

01/03/2012

Exoneree Dale Lincoln Duke with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

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.

11/04/2011

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