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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.
He knows peopleHouston 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle and doesn't work.
Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.
Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.
Attorney Tyler Flood says he wins 80 percent of his clients' DWI trials, even if they were 100 percent drunk as a skunk.
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 >>
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 >>
The cardiologist traded on his status as a doctor to fondle young girls
A justice surprises critics by reversing the Yates verdict
A mother sets out to save her children, by killing them. Texas usually jails such women, but that may be changing.
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?
A mid-trial meltdown scorches the district attorney
There's little doubt that Johnnie Bernal was not a really good guy. The question remains, though, how bad was he?
Local officials say they are only after compliance and cleanups. Critics claim otherwise.
A ride-along girlfriend and erroneous testimony taint a DWI squad case
Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.
A federal grand jury aims at a fledgling author's notes in a long-running murder probe
Are prosecutors circumventing the new law designed to preserve DNA evidence?
His body was riddled with police bullets. The case against the cops also may be riddled with holes.
Despite its increasing importance, DNA evidence routinely gets destroyed here
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.
The latest victims of death merchant Davis will recoup their losses - when he's dead
Convicted felons Mike and Pat Graham are at it again, trading allegations for favors
A dogged detective and a Houston judge take parting shots at an old nemesis
Did a teacher fabricate a student assault to collect disability?
Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?
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
Local judges go anti-immigrant in bail policies
In Janice Law's quests for a judgeship, the fourth time was a charm -- and now an alarm for the rest of the courthouse
Despite the county's outlook, the Oregon police shooting case is still very much alive
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.
The macho world of trial law is ruled by tough, hard-driving men -- and by Katherine Scardino, a tough, hard-driving woman
Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?
The evidence points away from Roy Criner's guilt in a savage crime. But the state still has what counts most -- a conviction.
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
tuck inside of Hotel Six with the Houston blues again
The hotel six sting hits the little screen
Harris County's chief pathologist finds herself under the microscope.
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.
Ten years ago, Anthony Ray Westley entered a bait shop to commit a crime. Was it a crime worth dying for?
Do court-appointed attorneys serve their clients or the courts?