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A Houston police lab technician resigned after being accused of  lying, following improper procedure tampering with official records, says D.A. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Problems Found In Houston Police Lab Testing

185 criminal cases, including 53 murders cases, are being called into question after officials discovered a Houston police crime lab technician mishandled evidence.

06/19/2014

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

(Photo Credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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