Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
When 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.
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.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
The overturned conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be reviewed by the highest criminal court in Texas.
The state’s top criminal appeals court has ruled that investigators must have search warrants to search the cellphones of suspects and other persons of interest.
A man convicted of murdering a Fort Worth restaurant manager in October of 1989 cannot be executed, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday.
An attorney for a Dallas County woman set to die Wednesday says she has exhausted all efforts to block her execution, which would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982.
The lawyer for a Dallas County woman set to die next week is appealing to block the woman’s execution, which would be the 500th in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982.
A 58-year-old Corsicana man walked free Monday after serving years for a crime he didn’t commit — the repeated stabbing of a woman whose body was found on a dirt road in rural Navarro County.
Texas prisoner Jerry Hartfield was still a young man when he was told his murder conviction had been overturned and he would get a new trial. Hartfield was moved off death row, but 32 years later is still waiting for that new trial.