Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

The highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money-laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.  (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Top Texas Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate DeLay Money Laundering Convictions

The highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money-laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.


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Court: Death Row Inmate Can’t Be Forcibly Drugged

The 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Former HS Coach Convicted Of Killing Pregnant Wife Back In Court

Attorneys 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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