capital murder

Prosecutors say 16-year-old Victor Alas killed 15-year-old Corriann Cervantes as part of a satanic ritual. (Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Boy Accused In Occult Killing To Be Tried As Adult

16-year-old Victor Alas would face life in prison if convicted of capital murder.


Jury convicts 23-year-old Harlem Lewis III of the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of an officer and an auto body shop owner. (Getty Images)

Man Guilty Of Killing Bellaire Police Officer

Jury convicts 23-year-old Harlem Lewis III of the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of an officer and an auto body shop owner.


File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Woman Condemned For Starving Child To Death

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an Arlington woman on Texas death row for the starvation of a 9-year-old boy a decade ago.


File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Mom Gets Life For Biting, Smothering 5-Month-Old Daughter

An East Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of her 5-month-old daughter who was beaten, bitten and smothered.


File photo of a lethal injection death chamber in a Texas prison.  (credit: David J Sams/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Man For Corrections Officer’s Death

A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for the death of a corrections officer during a short-lived escape from prison six years ago.


File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas House Lawmakers Debate Youth Punishment

Members of a Texas House panel say they feel conflicted about approving proposed new punishments for 17-year-olds who are convicted of capital murder with the mandatory possibility of parole after 40 years.


A 13-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder and arson in the death of a woman whose body was found in a burning home in Temple. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

HPD Arrests One Suspect; Others Sought In Fatal Shooting

Houston police homicide investigators have arrested one suspect and are asking for the public’s helping locating three others.


File photo of an empty jury box in a courtroom. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Video Shows Man Confessing To Drowning Of Two Sons

A video showing a man confessing to drowning two of his sons in a creek has been played in his capital murder trial in Dallas.


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HCSO Releases Photo Of ‘Person Of Interest’ In Capital Murder Case

The Harris County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators released photograph of an individual who is wanted in connection with a capital murder case.


File photo of a crime scene. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Texas Wife Of Ex-Judge Charged With Capital Murder

Authorities have announced that the wife of a former judge is being charged with murder for the slayings of a North Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor.