Yesterday, 16 months after Justice died from burns suffered at a Pleasant Grove apartment complex, the last of the four men accused of dousing him in lighter fluid and setting him on fire pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges. Richard Valentine, 25, and 19-year-old Darius Ewing, the alleged ring ... More >>
Elizabeth Escalona, the 23-year-old mother of five accused of torturing her two-year-old daughter Jocelyn Cedillo, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison, several news outlets are reporting. According to Scott Goldstein at the Dallas Morning News , one of several reporters who's been live-tweeti ... More >>
With the city overrun with strays, Dallas' animal rescuers want to save dogs from cruelty and neglect. But some need to be saved from themselves.
Hilliard Fields stands outside the courtroom with his lawyer, Gary Udashen.In the end, it only took minutes for Judge Larry Mitchell to clear Hilliard Fields of the sexual assault charges that have followed him for the last 14 years."Sir, I'm very sorry for the misery this has caused you in your ... More >>
Speaking of the innocent spending time behind bars ...Meet Hilliard Fields. On August 27, 1997, Fields, who was then in his mid-20s, told prosecutors he was guilty of sexually assaulting a minor. Fields was also facing an unrelated drug charge, and authorities told him: Look, just plead guilty to ... More >>
A couple of weeks back, we mentioned that the U.S. Trustee handling Bob's Steak & Chop House's Chapter 11 reorganization wanted Judge Harlin D. Hale to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee to replace owner Bob Sambol. Because, see, as far as Willliam Neary's concerned, Sambol -- operating here as Sil ... More >>
I just spoke with Nicholas Cariotis, chief of the Check Division/Task Force on Identity Fraud at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office -- and the man charged with prosecuting Bob Sambol, who, as we mentioned this morning, has been accused in an indictment of stealing $300,000 from investor an ... More >>
Moribund Dallas County Democrats set their sights on judgeships