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Criminal Trials

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    DNA Crime Lab Tech May Have Tainted Nearly 200 Cases

    It's possible dozens of DNA samples linked to criminal cases could be retested after a lab tech in the Houston police crime lab resigned. In all, 185 criminal cases may have been affected. According to reports that includes 53 murders or capital murders. The Harris County District Attorney's Office ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Court of Criminal Appeals Hears Homicide "Junk Science" Case

    We don't know how 17-month-old Tristen Rivet died. Neither does the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy. The problem is, that medical examiner once thought she knew how Rivet died. Patricia Moore believed the toddler was murdered. And Moore testified to that effect in a Montgomery County c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Steven Mark Weinstein (The Guy Who Had a Body in His Trunk) Might Get a New Trial

    Back in 2008, Steven Mark Weinstein was convicted for murder after a man was found dead and decomposing in the trunk of Weinstein's car. Now Weinstein might be granted a new trial by the Court of Criminal Appeals, if the court decides a witness gave false testimony in the murder trial, according to ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Texan Challenges Civil Forfeiture Law

    Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Abraham Moses Fisch: Made A Million Convincing Defendants He Could Bribe Their Cases Away, Feds Say

    He knows people​Houston criminal defense attorney Abraham Moses Fisch is facing a slew of federal charges this morning: conspiracy, obstruction of justice, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering and failure to file tax returns, They all stem from what the U.S. Attorney's Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Abderrahim Elmaghraoui: Stabs Wife 17 Times; Murder Conviction Tossed Because He Wasn't Warned He Might Be Deported

    Do it again, and get it right this time, court rules.​Those wild-eyed liberals at the 14th Court of Appeals have tossed out the murder conviction of a man who stabbed his wife 17 times, because he had not been warned his guilty plea might result in deportation. His guilty plea did result in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Jerry Eversole's Trial: The Winners and Losers

    The youthful Eversole, before the feds started pestering him.​Jerry Eversole surprised a lot of people when he escaped conviction on bribery charges. A hung jury ended in a mistrial, but prosecutors expect to take another swing at it soon. In the meantime, everyone is poking through the wrec ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Grinding Justice

    Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle and doesn't work.

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    On Hold

    Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.

  • News

    February 4, 2010

    Crash Reports

    Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.

  • News

    November 5, 2009

    Getting Off

    Attorney Tyler Flood says he wins 80 percent of his clients' DWI trials, even if they were 100 percent drunk as a skunk.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Another Slap On The Wrist For The Child-Fondling Doctor

    Here's today's criminal justice system tip: If you're going to plead guilty in Harris County to repeatedly fondling young girls -- some of whom you're related to -- make sure you're a doctor. And we're not talking podiatrist, here.Hair Balls suggest you be a cardiologist, like Jeffrey Klem, who plea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Prosecutors Dismiss Assault Charges in J Prince Gym Beating Case

    The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed aggravated assault charges against J Prince, founder and CEO of Houston’s Rap-a-Lot Records, Rap-a-Lot announced today. The charges stemmed from a January 2007 incident at Prince’s Prince Complex gymnasium, where Studio 7303 owner Ronn ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2007

    Sleepovers With Uncle Jeff

    The cardiologist traded on his status as a doctor to fondle young girls

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Judging Andrea

    A justice surprises critics by reversing the Yates verdict

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Insanely Guilty

    A mother sets out to save her children, by killing them. Texas usually jails such women, but that may be changing.

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Penned In

    Almost nobody -- not even the trial judge or the victim -- thinks John Michael Harvey molested a child. So why's he still serving 40 years in prison?

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    The Bradford Game

    A mid-trial meltdown scorches the district attorney

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    An Absolute Maybe

    There's little doubt that Johnnie Bernal was not a really good guy. The question remains, though, how bad was he?

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Getting Wasted

    Local officials say they are only after compliance and cleanups. Critics claim otherwise.

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    Driving Miss D.A.-isy

    A ride-along girlfriend and erroneous testimony taint a DWI squad case

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Files Not Found

    Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Murder, She Testified

    A federal grand jury aims at a fledgling author's notes in a long-running murder probe

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Waivering Rights

    Are prosecutors circumventing the new law designed to preserve DNA evidence?

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    (Ore)gone to Hell?

    His body was riddled with police bullets. The case against the cops also may be riddled with holes.

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    Innocence Lost?

    Despite its increasing importance, DNA evidence routinely gets destroyed here

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    God Only Knows

    Dismembered bodies. Gold booty and an ex-con's grudge. A trial rips into the mysteries of the disappearance of atheist icon Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Payback Time

    The latest victims of death merchant Davis will recoup their losses - when he's dead

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Let's Make A Deal

    Convicted felons Mike and Pat Graham are at it again, trading allegations for favors

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Farewell to a Killer

    A dogged detective and a Houston judge take parting shots at an old nemesis

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    School Scam?

    Did a teacher fabricate a student assault to collect disability?

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Justice on the Block

    Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Borderline Bond

    Local judges go anti-immigrant in bail policies

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Insider

    Justice Free-for-all

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Law and Disorder

    In Janice Law's quests for a judgeship, the fourth time was a charm -- and now an alarm for the rest of the courthouse

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    A Civil Action

    Despite the county's outlook, the Oregon police shooting case is still very much alive

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Coming to No Good End

    Undertaker Jay Herman shot his lover, Edwina Prosen, to death in 1991. That's the only thing he and her family have agreed on since.

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Queen of the Good Ol' Boys

    The macho world of trial law is ruled by tough, hard-driving men -- and by Katherine Scardino, a tough, hard-driving woman

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Slipping Under the Bar Radar

    Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Hard Time

    The evidence points away from Roy Criner's guilt in a savage crime. But the state still has what counts most -- a conviction.

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Of Life and Death

    While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome Houston murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers is trying to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Going Through These Things Twice

    tuck inside of Hotel Six with the Houston blues again

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Take the Cash and Talk That Trash

    The hotel six sting hits the little screen

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    Dissecting Dr. Carter

    Harris County's chief pathologist finds herself under the microscope.

  • News

    March 20, 1997
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    May 16, 1996
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    December 8, 1994

    Hanging the Judge

    Lupe Salinas made a lot of friends on his journey from a Rio Grande Valley childhood to becoming a dogged prosecutor and respected state district judge. Until he was tapped for a federal judgeship, he never knew how many enemies he had.

  • News

    March 24, 1994

    Crime & Punishment

    Ten years ago, Anthony Ray Westley entered a bait shop to commit a crime. Was it a crime worth dying for?

  • News

    February 10, 1994

    Defending the Indefensible

    Do court-appointed attorneys serve their clients or the courts?

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