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85 Years For Admitted Lake Highlands Serial Rapist

A North Texas man confessed to being the serial rapist who terrorized the Lake Highlands area last year. Today Cesar Benitez learned his fate. A judge sentenced Benitez to 85 years in prison.

CBSDFW.COM–03/07/2014

A volunteer health worker takes blood from a patient for an HIV-AIDS test. (credit: Kambou Sia/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Man Who Killed HIV-Positive Mistress Gets 40 Years

A Dallas jury has handed down a 40-year prison sentence to a man who admitted to killing his mistress after finding out she was HIV positive.

11/05/2013

Thomas Grady Layton, of Granbury, was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of his 64-year-old mother. (credit: Collin Co. District Attorney's Office)

Granbury Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing His Mom

A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his mother and draining her bank account.

10/14/2013

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Texas Ex-Marine Sentenced For Defrauding Charities

A former Marine has been sentenced to 4½ years in federal prison for conning charities out of thousands of dollars to feed his dream of playing on the pro golf tour.

08/21/2013

Mugshot of Dietrick Johnson. (credit: Collin Co. District Attorney's Office)

DA: Kidnapper Was Brutal, Sentenced To 60 Years

A Dallas man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for kidnapping a woman in an attempt to sexually assault her. Convicted kidnapper Dietrick Johnson, 48, and the victim had a previous relationship.

CBSDFW.COM–08/02/2013

Mugshot of Luis Alfredo Perez. (credit: Tarrant Co. District Attorney's Office)

Man Gets 50 Years For Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Mom

A judge has sentenced a North Texas man to 50 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s mother.

CBSDFW.COM–02/20/2013

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Man Sentenced To 89 Years For Role In Deadly Robbery

A Tarrant County jury sentenced a 31-year-old man to 89 years in prison for his role in the 2011 robbery and killing of a Fort Worth convenience store owner.

02/08/2013

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Plano Child Molester Sentenced To 40 Years

A Plano man received five maximum sentences on Friday for repeatedly molesting his adopted daughter for over 10 years.

01/14/2013

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Man Gets 43 Years For Sexually Abusing Daughters

A 32-year-old Army veteran has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for the repeated sexual abuse of his two biological daughters.

12/14/2012

‘Only An Idiot’: Examples Of Court-Ordered Shaming

A woman sentenced to hold a sign beginning with”Only an idiot would…” is an example of the sometimes controversial sentences handed out by judges. Check out other examples from Texas and across the country.

11/13/2012

Judge jails Jose Bocanegra Jr. for skipping jury duty. (credit: Tarrant Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

North Texas Man Jailed For Skipping Jury Duty

A North Texas man pushed his luck one too many times trying to avoid jury duty. Efforts to avoid doing his civic duty have landed Jose Bocanegra Jr. behind bars.

CBSDFW.COM–11/01/2012

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Mom Who Glued Toddler’s Hands To Wall Gets 99 Years

The North Texas mom who pled guilty to gluing her toddler daughter’s hands to a wall, kicking the child in the stomach and beating her over “potty Training’ issues has been sentenced to 99 years in prison.

CBSDFW.COM–10/12/2012

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