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A Galveston County jury has awarded more than half-million dollars in damages and back-pay to a former deputy constable who was allegedly sexually harassed by former boss and Precinct 7 Constable Pam Matranga in 2011.   (Credit: Thinkstock)

Man Wants Confession Tossed For 3rd Murder Trial

Attorneys for a West Texas man whose conviction in two murders was recently overturned filed a motion Friday asking a judge to suppress the confession he made after his 1993 arrest.

02/28/2014

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

File photo of prison. (credit: Getty Images)

Romania Extradites Man Over Houston-Area Slayings

A Romanian-born Texas fugitive wanted for the shooting deaths of his wife and their son at the family’s Houston-area home has been extradited to the U.S.

02/10/2014

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

Drunk Driver Gets 99 Years For Killing Deputy Who Was Directing Traffic

A North Texas man with two previous DWI convictions has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the death of a deputy who was hit while directing traffic.

02/10/2014

Suzanne Basso was convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with a promise of marriage. (Photo: Texas Dept. Of Criminal Justice)

Woman Set To Be Executed For 1998 Murder

Suzanne Basso was convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with a promise of marriage.

02/05/2014

New research suggests assumptions about the death penalty may be wrong. (Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Study: Executions Do Not Bring Closure To Victims’ Families

According to a new study, executions do not heal the victims’ families.

01/27/2014

File photo of lights flashing on a police car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police: La. Shooter Embroiled In Difficult Divorce

It might have appeared that Ben Freeman was trying to right some wrongs in his life in the months before police say he killed three people and himself.

12/28/2013

A deported immigrant walks back into Mexico after being deported by U.S. immigration authorities on October 2, 2013 to Tijuana, Mexico.  (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Feds Deport Mexican Man Wanted For Murder

Federal officials have deported a Mexican citizen wanted in his home country for murder and aggravated robbery.

12/23/2013

Mexican authorities say Edgar Jimenez Lugo confessed to murdering 4 people on behalf of the drug cartels. (Getty Images)

Teen Cartel Killer Released In Mexico, Goes To U.S.

A 17-year-old American citizen who confesses to being a killer for a Mexican drug cartel has finished his three-year juvenile-offender term for for murder and other charges and is returning to the U.S.

11/27/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Houston Woman Pleads To Killing Mom, Taking Baby

A Houston woman charged with killing a mother and abducting her newborn son last year is avoiding a possible death sentence by pleading guilty and accepting a sentence of life without parole.

11/19/2013

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