Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

CCA Rules Capital Murder Case Can ProceedThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has cleared the way for Dallas County prosecutors to try a Dallas man for capital murder.
Texas Appeals Court Halts Scheduled Wednesday ExecutionAn East Texas man set for execution this week for a shootout eight years ago that left two sheriff's officers dead has won a reprieve from the state's highest criminal appeals court.
Court: Warrant Needed To Draw Blood In DWI CasesTexas' highest criminal court has ruled that drawing the blood of an uncooperative drunken driving suspect in Texas without a search warrant is unconstitutional.
New Sentencing For Former Carthage Mortician Bernie TiedeTexas' highest court has granted a new sentencing hearing for the mortician whose conviction for killing his longtime companion and storing her body in a freezer inspired the dark-comedy movie 'Bernie.'
Woman On Texas Death Row Loses State Court AppealTexas' highest criminal court denied an appeal Wednesday from a woman who was sentenced to death for the killing of her developmentally disabled babysitter four years ago.
Reprieve Granted For Texas Prisoner Facing ExecutionThe state's highest criminal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution this week of a 40-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy sleeping with his mother 20 years ago.
Texas Appeals Court Upholds DeLay ReversalThe highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
'Bernie' Victim's Family Fights For Voice In CourtWhen the East Texas mortician who inspired the movie 'Bernie' was let out of prison, the family of the elderly woman he killed found out about his release from reporters.
Lawyers: Rape Case Sign Of Texas Court's Shift A Texas court recently changed course, accepting the appeal, of a Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape, under the same argument it denied a decade ago: that a witness potentially lying was enough for a new trial.
North Texas Grandmother's Killer Loses AppealThe state's highest criminal court has upheld the death sentence of a Fort Worth man convicted of killing a 61-year-old grandmother at her Johnson County home four years ago.
Arlington Man On Death Row 3 Decades Loses Appeal Texas' highest criminal court has rejected an appeal from a former Arlington man on death row 30 years for the execution-style shooting deaths of four people at an airplane hangar on a North Texas ranch.
Dallas Gang Member's Death Sentence UpheldThe state's highest appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Dallas street gang member sent to death row for the fatal shootings of two brothers during a March 2009 home robbery.