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