Dallas County District Attorney

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

CavitySearch

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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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

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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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