Subject:

Michael Mayes

  • 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

    March 18, 2014

    Appeals Court Will Hear First Arguments Under New "Junk Science" Law Wednesday

    The state Court of Criminal Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday in the curious case of Neal Hampton Robbins, convicted in Montgomery County in 1999 of killing his girlfriend's 17-month old daughter, and sentenced to life in prison. It's the first time the CCA will hear arguments under a 2013 statu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Neal Robbins: Serving Life for a Homicide -- Only Now There is No Official "Homicide."

    In 1998, a Harris County associate medical examiner ruled that 17- month old Tristan Rivet died as a result of homicide, and a Montgomery County jury decided that Neal Robbins killed her. In 2007, the same medical examiner decided she made a mistake, and that the cause of death should have been "un ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2011

    Out of Hand

    Michael Glyn Brown was recently acquitted of assaulting his wife. But that's only the latest allegation against the violent, drug-abusing doctor, long a fixture of Houston TV commercials and society.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Judge Blasts Autopsy In Baby-Killer Case; New Trial May Happen

    ‚ÄčEleven years into a life sentence for killing his girlfriend's daughter, Neil Robbins might be granted a new trial.After hearing arguments this morning from Robbins's attorney, Brian Wice, and Montgomery County District Attorney Bill Delmore, District Court Judge Michael Mayes concluded that ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2005

    Taking His Medicine

    Troubled hand surgeon Michael Brown pursues custody of his two children

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Home Again

    Ten years brings the Texas justice system to its senses. Roy Criner's free.

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Innocent at Last

    After ten years, prosecutors finally concede that Roy Criner is not guilty and should be free

  • 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.

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