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Texas Woman’s Murder Conviction Reviewed By Court

A hearing to review a Texas woman’s long-disputed murder conviction for setting her uncle on fire ended Tuesday without an immediate decision on whether the conviction should be overturned.

07/01/2014

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Two Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Plano ISD Scam

The Plano school district and its taxpayers were the victims and federal officials say Carol LaRue and Kris Gentz are now facing up to five years in prison.

06/25/2014

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Fort Worth Man Gets 30 Years For Injuring 22-Month-Old Baby

It took jurors less than two hours to convict Samuel James Gray of causing serious bodily injury to a child. Prosecutors believe Gray gravely injured his ex-girlfriend’s son by either shaking the baby or striking the boy’s head against a surface.

CBSDFW.COM–06/24/2014

Dallas County prosecutors asked a judge to order Matthew Reese (pictured) to serve a 95-year sentence for knowingly gave a teenager HIV. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Man Gets 75 Years For Sexual Assault That Left Teen With HIV

An HIV-positive Dallas man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who became infected with the virus.

06/18/2014

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Texas Opts Out Of Federal Prison Rape Law

Texas is one of several states refusing to comply with a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison, with governors criticizing the decade-old law as counterproductive and too expensive to implement.

05/23/2014

Desiree Satterwhite (credit: Tarrant County Sheriff's Office)

Serial Robber Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

It took a Tarrant County jury an hour to sentence a Grand Prairie woman to 40 years in prison for a series of robberies that took place over a 12-day period.

CBS 11–05/23/2014

A doctor holds a vial of deep-frozen semen from a donor. (credit: MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Family At Center Of Convicted Felon Sperm Mix-Up Mystery

The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient’s sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type of switch with other families.

04/24/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas, as he attends a Civil Rights Summit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Commutes Texas Prisoner Sentence Made Longer By Typo

President Barack Obama used the unique power of the nation’s highest office Tuesday to correct a typo.

CBS 11–04/15/2014

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Scant Evidence Of Threats To Execution Drugmakers

State prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply Texas with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public.

04/03/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Pushes To Keep Execution Drug Source Secret

Two days before Texas is set to execute its first inmate with a new batch of drugs, the state prison agency remained determined Tuesday to keep its supplier a secret, citing threats of violence to pharmacies that sell drugs used in lethal injections.

04/01/2014

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Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Rape Law

Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

04/01/2014

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Texas Supreme Court Halts Release Of Drug Supplier

The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a lower court’s order that the state prison agency must tell attorneys for two death row inmates the name of the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs.

03/28/2014

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