Gov. Abott Commutes Condemned Inmate Thomas “Bart” Whitaker's SentenceGovernor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker following a unanimous decision by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Oklahoma Woman Guilty In Daughter's Crucifix DeathA jury in Oklahoma has convicted a woman of killing her 33-year-old daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil.
Assault Convict Flees Court During LunchThe jury took a break for lunch and came back to start the punishment phase of trial, and the defendant, Jeffery Perkins did not return from the lunch break.
Judge Agrees To Toss Aaron Hernandez's Murder ConvictionFormer NFL star Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder can be erased because he died before his appeal was heard, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Ex-Central Texas Officer Convicted Of Lying About Text TipProsecutors say a fired Central Texas police officer faces up to five years in prison for lying about texting to tip off someone in a criminal investigation.
Convicted Rapist Gets 70 Years, Had Given Victim GiftsA North Texas man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for raping a woman after he gave her gifts and thought she owed him something in return. Felipe DeJesus Blanco of Plano was convicted of aggravated sexual assault in the April 2014 attack.
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.
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.
Supreme Court Refuses Appeal In Fort Worth SlayingThe U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence given to a Fort Worth man for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.
One-Time 'Dr. Phil' Guest Sentenced For Texas MurderA Texas jury has returned a 27-year prison sentence for a 39-year-old man who at one time taped an interview with "Dr. Phil" claiming he didn't kill his girlfriend.
Dallas Man Convicted Of Killing 2 Over Dog Waste A Dallas jury has found a 76-year-old man guilty of capital murder for the shooting deaths of two neighbors in a dispute over dog waste.
Ex-US House Leader Tom DeLay's Conviction Overturned By Texas Court A Texas appeals court has overturned the money laundering conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent Wants Probation If ConvictedFormer Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent has filed an application asking that he be sentenced to probation in the event he is convicted of intoxication manslaughter.
Texas Inmate Ordered Retried In '80 'Waiting Ever Since' 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.
Man Disappears Before Conviction Of Drug TraffickingA federal jury convicted a South Texas man on drug trafficking charges, but the defendant was nowhere to be found to hear the verdict.