Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse

Murdered Kaufman County Prosecutor Prompts Talk About New Courthouse

The recent killing of a Kaufman County prosecutor is prompting renewed interest in a new court complex.

CBS 11–02/28/2013

Innocence Project Study Leads To Case Misconduct Findings

The state association of district attorneys says that only a small handful of nearly 100 alleged “prosecutorial misconduct” cases in Texas show signs of willful mistakes by prosecutors.


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.


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Garland Man’s Plea Exposes Blossoming Credit Card Scam

A fraudulent credit card arrest and conviction points to huge and blossoming problem in North Texas and this one could be hitting your pocketbook without you knowing it.


Stewart Richardson, a suspected drunken driver who slammed into a family's vehicle and put a child in a vegetative state.

Fort Worth Appellate Court Won’t Hear Tragic Drunken Driving Case

Prosecutors were hoping to increase the maximum sentence for an alleged drunken driver who left a Fort Worth boy in a vegetative state. But they left court this week disappointed.


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)

Dallas Woman Speaks Out Against Sex Crime Plea Deals

A Dallas County woman is using an Internet radio show to advocate for a change in the way sex crimes are handled in court.

CBS 11–11/08/2010