A domestic abuse case is winding down in Dallas. Both the victim and the defendant have already testified during the trial, and the defendant is expected to be back on the stand again.
The Lancaster woman that prosecutors say was beaten, stabbed, sexually assaulted and mutilated by her boyfriend, told jurors today that the accused, Jose Arreola, was a “good friend” when they first met in 2008.
A Houston man and woman are jailed on federal and state charges that they made and distributed videos of living animals being tortured and killed.
A Texas trucker who kept a torture dungeon in the cab of his long-haul rig has avoided the death penalty by accepting life prison sentences for murdering a hitchhiking couple two decades ago.
After Jeffrey Allan Maxwell was sentenced to life in prison for torturing his ex-neighbor, the victim teared and said, “It’s a miracle that I am alive.”
Jurors will decide the fate of Jeffrey Maxwell today, the man convicted of kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a 62-year-old woman.
The punishment phase is starting in the trial of a North Texas man who kidnapped his ex-neighbor and held her captive for nearly two weeks.
The state rested in the Texas trial of a man accused of raping his former neighbor on a deer-skinning device and chaining her to a bed after kidnapping her.
A Texas man said he never planned to kill his former neighbor and thought about freeing her after he kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, according to his audio-recorded interview with investigators that was played at his trial.
When her legs were chained to a bed, as she was locked in a nearly airtight wooden box, and while she was tortured on a deer-skinning device, a North Texas woman says she never stopped praying.
The Texas woman, who authorities said was kidnapped and tortured for nearly two weeks by her former neighbor, took the stand in his trial on Wednesday.
Searching Jeffrey Allan Maxwell’s house last March, authorities found a deer-skinning device, whips, bloodstained sheets, chains, handcuffs, ankle restraints and sex toys.