185 criminal cases, including 53 murders cases, are being called into question after officials discovered a Houston police crime lab technician mishandled evidence.
Houston police say DNA evidence has implicated a prison inmate in multiple sexual assaults since 1992.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A probate judge in West Texas has ordered DNA testing on a man who claims to be the brother of actor Sherman Hemsley.
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.