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Prosecutors say Jeremy Lee Sappington shot Verna Sarten in the head then tried to set fire to the house. (Getty Images)

Former Rapper Looking For Appeal From Courts

Attorneys for a former San Antonio rap musician are looking to federal appeals courts to spare him from a lethal injection for an attack and robbery more than 15 years ago that left a 33-year-old recording studio owner dead.

03/19/2014

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Man Falls From Ninth Floor Of Hotel Dies

A Central Texas man has died after falling from the ninth floor of the atrium of a Corpus Christi hotel.

03/18/2014

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Woman Faces Sentencing After Pouring Gasoline On Husband In Bath Tub

A Central Texas jury deliberates for a second day punishment of a woman convicted of arson in the bathtub burning death of her husband.

03/11/2014

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Son Pleads Guilty In Mom’s Murder-For-Hire Death

A Houston man has pleaded guilty in the murder-for-hire death of his mother in 2009, admitting he paid a high school classmate $4,000 to stab her.

02/21/2014

Police say there is evidence of occult activity in the apartment and on the girl's body. (Getty Images)

2 Accused In Murder Of 15-Year-Old Houston Girl

Police say there is evidence of occult activity in the apartment and on the girl’s body.

02/11/2014

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Soldier Dies After Being Found Hurt At Texas Post

Investigators say a soldier has died after being found hurt at a South Texas military installation.

02/10/2014

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Mom On Trial In Girl’s Death Breaks Down In Court

A West Texas woman interrupted her trial in her daughter’s death when she collapsed in wails over display of the toddler’s autopsy photos to jurors.

02/01/2014

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Texas Man Gets Life Term For Killing Mom, Stepdad

A Central Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2013 shooting deaths of his mother and his stepfather at their Bell County home.

01/30/2014

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Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murdering Ex-Girlfriend

A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend.

01/10/2014

Smoke still rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

New Park Planned For Explosion-Damaged Texas Town

Plans have been unveiled for a renovated park with a playground and memorial in a Central Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion claimed 15 lives.

01/08/2014

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