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

DNA Matches Texas Inmate In Multiple Sex Assault Cases

Houston police say DNA evidence has implicated a prison inmate in multiple sexual assaults since 1992.

04/09/2014

Houston Mayor Annise Parker (credit: Marc Pembroke)

Houston Praised For Handling Of Rape Kit Backlog

Houston’s success in clearing its backlog of untested rape kits should be held up as a model for other cities around Texas to follow, officials said Wednesday.

10/09/2013

Charles Devenport (Photo Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office)

HCSO Officials Arrest Suspected Northside Serial Rapist

In an announcement made Wednesday morning by Harris County officials, an alleged serial rapist sits behind bars thanks to a tip, a thorough investigation and billboard displays.

04/24/2013

Alvin Wiltz (credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office)

HCSO Solves Another Cold Case

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, investigators with the Cold Case Unit have charged a federal convict with the 2006 murder of his accomplice during an attempted home invasion in north Harris County.

03/07/2013

File photo of the front of the Huntsville Prison unit. (credit: PAUL K. BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Woman’s Execution First In US Since 2010

A Texas woman convicted of the gruesome slaying and robbery of her neighbor, a retired 71-year-old college psychology professor, is set to be the first woman put to death in the United States since 2010.

01/28/2013

Cherita Thurman 
(credit: HCSO)

HCSO Cold Case Unit Solves Homicide

Two years ago, Arvis Thurman was at the mercy of the public. She appeared in a televised interview, pleading with residents for information that would help solve the September 2002 killing of her only daughter, 22-year-old Cherita Thurman.

01/16/2013

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Dallas-Area Woman’s Killer Set To Die

Convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines was headed to the Texas death chamber Wednesday for strangling and repeatedly stabbing a suburban Dallas woman at her apartment 21 years ago.

10/24/2012

File photo of Sherman Hemsley.(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Judge Orders DNA Test On Main Claiming To Be Sherman Hemsley’s Brother

A probate judge in West Texas has ordered DNA testing on a man who claims to be the brother of actor Sherman Hemsley.

09/25/2012

File photo of a perimeter wall around a prison. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Man Freed After DNA Clears Him Of 1989 Rape

A man who spent more than two decades behind bars was freed Friday after DNA evidence cleared him in the rape of a 14-year-old Fort Worth girl.

08/24/2012

File photo of a jail. (credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Arrested For 1980 Murder, Sexual Assault Of 73-Year-Old Woman

DNA testing has linked an Austin man to the killing of an elderly woman found beaten and sexually assaulted three decades ago in her Central Texas home, authorities said Tuesday.

07/25/2012

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