Dallas County District Attorney
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.
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.
“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.
Not even Dallas County’s top prosecutor is immune from crime. Thursday night someone stole an SUV belonging to Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.
The suspect said she suffered an epileptic seizure, which caused her to hit the boy. But the child’s family doesn’t believe it.
A law firm will be appointed to collect about $35 million in forfeited bonds owed to Dallas County. DA Craig Watkins said Wednesday a law firm, to be selected later, will get to keep 25 percent of the amount collected.
Dozens of Dallas County Constable Deputies are accused of not serving papers when they said they did and lying to judges about it.
Prosecutors in Dallas have a new partner who is able to get witnesses to open up and talk. He’s not a tough interrogator though. In fact, he’s not even human. But don’t think that means he isn’t getting good results.
A decades-long agreement that allowed police to work a case and seek an indictment without having a suspect in custody is part of why hundreds of criminals haven’t been apprehended.
A young man from North Texas says has big plans for his future but he’s afraid he could go to jail for something he didn’t do.
A Dallas County woman is using an Internet radio show to advocate for a change in the way sex crimes are handled in court.
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