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Advocates Urge Texas To Again Expand DNA Testing

Advocacy groups and a Texan who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a killing he didn’t commit are urging the 2015 Legislature to again expand access to crime-scene DNA testing.

10/01/2014

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Teen Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison After Stabbing, Robbing Neighbor

A South Texas youth who was 15 when he stabbed a neighbor during a robbery attempt at her home has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

09/24/2014

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Woman Set For Lethal Injection After Starving, Torturing Girlfriend’s Son

Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.

09/17/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud Scam

A man living in Houston faces more than 20 years in prison for running a tax returns scam in which at least 600 people had their identities stolen.

09/16/2014

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Man Gets Life Term For Prostitution Scam

A man who lured girls and women from Mexico into prostitution with false newspaper advertisements for U.S. jobs must serve life in federal prison.

09/04/2014

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Computer Technician Gets 17 Years For Sharing Child Pornography

A computer software support technician who worked from his Dallas-area home must serve more than 17 years in prison for sharing child pornography.

09/03/2014

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Woman Gets 30 Years For Identify Theft

A South Texas woman convicted of trying to steal the identity of her husband’s ex-wife must serve 30 years in prison.

09/03/2014

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Texas Man Gets 6-Year Prison Term For Health Care Fraud

A Houston-area man has been sentenced to six years in prison for a fraudulent health care scheme that netted him about $1.2 million in federal payouts.

08/22/2014

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Teacher Sentenced To 10 Years After Killing Boy In Accident

A 54-year-old former suburban Dallas teacher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a 6-year-old boy last year.

08/22/2014

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Man Promises Underage Girls To Be Models Forces Them Into Prostitution

A Houston man who met underage girls online, promised to make them models but then forced them into prostitution has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

08/14/2014

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