Former Texas Death Row Inmate Takes 4 Life Sentences In PleaA North Carolina man who spent nearly two decades on Texas death row has accepted four consecutive life sentences without parole in a plea agreement.
Haltom City Woman Could Learn Fate For Death Of GrandsonToday a jury could decide what kind of punishment to hand down to 44-year-old Patricia Flores, a Haltom City woman who waited nearly a full week before seeking medical treatment for her injured grandchild.
Trump Justice Dept. Could Shift Drug Prosecution PoliciesAn Obama administration Justice Department that emphasized the need to be "smart on crime" is being replaced with a Trump presidency that campaigned on being "tough on crime."
Sentencing Phase Delayed In Christina Morris Kidnapping CaseA jury returned to a North Texas courtroom this morning to decide the punishment for Enrique Arochi after he was convicted of kidnapping Christina Morris, however, they must wait another day to make that decision.
Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Awaits Sentence In Rape CasesFormer NFL star Darren Sharper has a sentencing hearing in federal court Thursday following an earlier multi-jurisdiction plea deal related to allegations he drugged and raped as many as 16 women in four states.
Thousands Of Drug Inmates Approved For Early Prison ReleaseDrug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.
Texas House Panel Votes To Raise Juvenile Criminal Age To 18A proposal to change the state's definition of who is considered an adult in the criminal justice system is on its way to the Texas House.
Weapons Displayed During Punishment Phase Of Kaufman Co. TrialProsecutors displayed 64 weapons and ammunition seized from Eric Williams' storage unit after three murders in Kaufman County.
Officer's Heartfelt Words For Teen Who Shot HimBefore the teen who pled guilty to murdering a 6-year-old Saginaw girl left to begin his prison sentence, he listened to statements from the girl's parents, and the Arlington police officer he shot.
Convicted Murderer Hasan Provides No Defense During Fort Hood SentencingThe Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood decided not to call witnesses or testify Tuesday during his trial's penalty phase, which is his last chance to plead for his life before the jury begins deliberating whether to sentence him to death.
Emotional Testimony In Day One Of Fort Hood SentencingDay one of the sentencing phase for convicted Fort Hood murderer, Nidal Hasan, proved to be the most emotional and gut-wrenching day of the three-week court martial.
Jury Sentences Drug Dealer To 68 YearsAn Ellis County jury sentenced Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, to 68 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.