- More court review ordered for Bastrop County murder case Updated: Jun-29-16 1:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The state's top criminal appeals court is asking the trial court in a lengthy Central Texas death penalty case to further review the legality of DNA testing of evidence.
- Reprieve for Texas man set to die for slaying daughter, 2 Updated: Jun-17-16 1:24 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Attorneys who contended "junk science" was used to send a father to death row for killing his 2-year-old daughter 14 years ago have won a reprieve blocking the Texas inmate's execution set for next week.
- Texas' top criminal court blocks Waco biker case gag order Updated: Jun-15-16 8:19 pm
WACO, Texas - Texas' highest criminal court reversed a gag order Wednesday in the case of one of the nearly 200 bikers arrested after a police-involved shooting last year outside a Waco restaurant that left nine dead.
- Judge on top Texas court questions death penalty's fairness Updated: Jun-15-16 5:10 pm
HOUSTON - Texas' highest criminal court should consider whether the death penalty is being fairly applied and should still be constitutional, one of the nine judges on the all-Republican court wrote in a dissenting opinion issued Wednesday.
- Death row inmate ruled mentally disabled, gets life sentence Updated: Jun-15-16 11:58 am
HOUSTON - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reduced death row inmate Jose Martinez's sentence to life in prison after agreeing with his trial court's findings that the convicted killer of a Rio Grande Valley woman and her 4-year-old granddaughter is mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.
- Prison sentence upheld for leader of Dallas burglary ring Updated: Jun-08-16 1:03 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld a 65-year prison sentence for an ex-University of North Texas quarterback convicted in 2009 of leading a Dallas burglary ring blamed for $1 million worth of thefts.
- Appeals court questioning DNA delays in 1993 murder case Updated: Jun-08-16 11:20 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is giving a trial court a month to figure out why at least another six months should be allowed for DNA tests in the case of Hank Skinner, who's on death row for the slayings of his girlfriend and her two sons in Pampa more than two decades ago.