By most accounts, local Anonymous hacktivist Barrett Brown has a loving mother. In its detailed profile of Brown from a few years ago, D Magazine reported that Karen McCutchin had paid to get the carpet in his messy Uptown apartment shampooed before reporters visited. And before FBI agents raided ... More >>
Anthony Duane Horne, 25, an HIV-positive man, was charged with aggravated assault for spitting on two Dallas police officers, The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Voice reported yesterday. According to police, when a Dallas County Hospital employee tried to put a spit mask on Horne, who was being book ... More >>
As the story goes, Douglas Feldman was out in Plano for a night ride on his Harley in 1998 when a big rig piloted by Robert Everett blew past him and cut into his lane, missing him by inches. Feldman pulled his 9mm and put a few holes into the back of the trailer. Then he gunned the bike up alongsid ... More >>
Last time we checked in with Steven Lawayne Nelson, the scent of flame retardant and his screams were carried into the courtroom shortly after the jury handed him a death sentence. In October, the 25-year-old convicted killer of a beloved, young Arlington preacher -- and suspect in the murder of a m ... More >>
And why do they always yell "Cu-le-ro" at bands they love?
Moments ago, the U.S. Attorney's Office sent word in two back-to-back e-mails that two former government employees -- one, an agent in the Dallas FBI office; the other, a city of Garland risk management adjuster -- have copped to breaking the law. Let's begin with the FBI agent.Her name is Ann Co ... More >>
Sam MertenBetween the four of them -- from left to right: D'Angelo Lee, Sheila Hill, Darren Reagan and Don Hill -- you're looking at 55 years of federal prison time.And speaking of the U.S. Attorney's Office ...Jim and Sam were otherwise occupied this morning and couldn't make it back to the Earl ... More >>
First he leaves At the Movies; now, he's no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. As of tomorrow, Richard Roper's back in the private sector, working for Thompson & Knight, after four years spent as U.S. Attorney. Course, this was inevitable: Barack Obama will pick a new p ... More >>
Legal bills mount as the county defends its failed jail health systems
Love lives at the jail
A member of the Hornbuckle jury reveals how they reached a verdict
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters are insane
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
Serial killer Faryion Wardrip would have gotten away with murder if bricklayer-turned-investigator John Little hadn't stolen his coffee cup
Texas prisons take a byte out of crime with a computer rehab program
It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.
Death merchant Michael Lee Davis, sent once again to prison, is now worth more dead than alive
Execution specialist goes Nazi-partying in Errol Morris' disturbing new documentary
A prison arts program searches for a dance partner
Odell Barnes is just one of many inmates with questionable convictions facing the death penalty
Odell Barnes awaits execution on March 1 -- despite new evidence that he didn't commit the crime
Federal prosecutors get tough with an escape artist
Railroaded onto death row, Kerry Max Cook endures rapes, beatings, and suicide attempts while waiting for justice
Will proposed media rules stifle coverage of convicts facing execution?
Prosecutors lied and cheated to put Kerry Max Cook on death row for 16 years. He's out of prison now, but still not quite free.
Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.
Horace Caraker doesn't belong in federal prison. But he likes it there, and he'll threaten a president if it means going back.
A convicted killer flees arrest on insurance fraud charges
A convicted killer gets placed on an electric leash
A hearing officer finds that a convicted killer did not violate parole
A notorious murder-for-hire ex-con may have reached the end of his road in Dallas
Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.
While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers tries to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry
Tarrant County Sheriff David Williams lusts for helicopters, Chevy Tahoes, and machine guns, but in the hands of used car parts baron Ed Max, Williams is the ultimate cop toy
Reports of Steven Russell's death were greatly exaggerated, but they were enough to spring him from a Texas prison
Diamond broker Bryan Wilson Taylor is so smooth, people say he can charm the horns off a billy goat. If he tries to sell you anything, run.
Crow son-in-law gets six months in a Dallas halfway house for his dealings witha Libyan finance minister
The Feds pitch a shutout in the area's first 'three strikes' case
A Dallas businessman's ties to a fictional nation carry no weight in federal court
After a decade on death row, Andre Lewis grasps at straws Andre Lewis is a dead man waiting.
Laws to speed executions will make it harder to save Death Row's innocent
If you haven't seen Just Cause, don't read this article
Bettie Beets killed two husbands. Now she's likely to become the first woman the state of Texas has ever executed