Doug Mulder

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    December 28, 2011

    Walker Railey: Convicted by Everybody Except a Jury of His Peers

    ​Former Dallas Morning News star reporter Olive Talley has a piece in the paper today saying Walker Railey killed his wife and got away with it. Not in so many words. Forgive me if you're under 100 years old and this is all Greek to you. Railey was a certain local archetype -- the very promin ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Twenty-Four Years After She Was Left to Die, Peggy Railey, Wife of Walker, Is Gone

    ‚ÄčIn 1989, two years after the attack that left her in a vegetative state, People described Peggy Railey's existence as "death-in-life." Our Mark Graham documented as much years later when he visited her in the Tyler nursing home where she has spent the last two decades; today, he told me, spending ... More >>

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    June 25, 2011

    A Belated Farewell to The Thin Blue Line's Randall Dale Adams, "The First Innocent Man"

    Via.Randall Dale Adams's mugshot for the crime he did not commit‚Äč"It's an Everyman's story. It's the story of someone slipping through the cracks -- if you like, a nonfiction Twilight Zone episode." That was filmmaker Errol Morris talking, in 1988, about his documentary The Thin Blue Line -- other ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    September 27, 2007

    A Devil's Deal in Dallas Court

    A terrible crime plus skaky evidence tempts prosecutors to play a secret game of "let's make a deal"

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    August 2, 2007

    Chains of Evidence

    How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.

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    July 18, 2006

    Heir Jordan?

    Darrell Jordan wants to be mayor. And he has the wallet to prove it. Darrell Jordan insists that, at long last, it's his turn to be the mayor. He lost in 1995 to Ron Kirk, but Jordan has always figured he was the right guy in the right place at the wrong time; when Dallas wanted and needed an Africa ... More >>

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    December 23, 1999

    Good time Charlie

    The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink

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    May 6, 1999

    The Cult of Darlie

    A cast of Fellini-esque characters claiming they possess new evidence keep the Routier murder case in the national spotlight

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    October 15, 1998

    The Race Not Run

    Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.

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    August 6, 1998

    Defending Darlie

    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.

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    November 27, 1997

    Courthouse coup

    How County Commissioner Jim Jackson and his right-wing Republican cronies have Dallas' judges running scared

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    October 16, 1997
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    April 3, 1997

    Feeling the Burn

    Unpaid Taxes, missing money, and a bitter business divorce threaten the empire of fitness guru Larry North

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    October 3, 1996

    The haunting

    To the grief of his children and his wife's family, Walker Railey is resurrecting his story