Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Top Texas Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate DeLay Money Laundering ConvictionsThe highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money-laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Court: Death Row Inmate Can't Be Forcibly DruggedThe Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that a convicted killer with a history of mental illness cannot be forcibly medicated for the purpose of making him competent for execution.
Court: Texas Inmate's Decades-Old Sentence Invalid The life sentence given to a Texas man who has remained in prison for 33 years since being pulled off of death row isn't valid, Texas' highest criminal court said Wednesday, possibly paving the way for a new trial or the inmate's release.
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.
Appeals Judge Who Closed Court Fights To Keep Job A judge nicknamed "Killer Keller" by death penalty opponents after she ordered her court shut while lawyers for a death row inmate tried to file a last-minute appeal is fighting to keep her job.
Two Texas Death Row Inmates Lose Appeals The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions of two men condemned for the deaths of law enforcement officers.
Texas Set to Execute Man Convicted In Girl's Death A Texas man convicted in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening after a federal appeals court overturned a reprieve granted earlier this week.
Man Condemned For Wife, Child's Death Loses Appeal The conviction and death sentence of a Dallas man for fatally stabbing his estranged wife and drowning her 6-year-old daughter in a bathtub have been upheld.
Former HS Coach Convicted Of Killing Pregnant Wife Back In CourtAttorneys for a Houston-area former high school coach convicted of killing his pregnant wife will be back in court to argue for a chance to present new evidence they say shows their client is innocent.
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