Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
An 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.
Texas’ highest criminal court has ruled that drawing the blood of an uncooperative drunken driving suspect in Texas without a search warrant is unconstitutional.
Texas’ 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.’
Texas’ 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.
The 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.
The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
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.