Terri Moore

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Democratic PAC Says DA Candidate Susan Hawk Let a Killer Roam Free. Um, Not Exactly.

    For three years, a confessed attempted murderer roamed the streets of Dallas, going on a crime spree that ended when he killed a man in July 2007. Michael Wyatt had pleaded guilty to the attempted murder in 2004, but the Dallas District Attorney's Office wanted him to testify against his co-defendan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Judge Dismisses Charges against Al Hill III after Craig Watkins Refuses to Answer Questions

    Update, 3:52 p.m.: The Dallas Morning News' Jennifer Emily tweets that the case against Hill has been dismissed. Judge Levario cited Watkins' refusal to testify as part of her basis for dismissal. Original post: Craig Watkins wasn't sick today, and contrary to the inexplicably wrong tweets from o ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    Beyond DNA, Difficult Tests for the Justice System

    Freeing the wrongfully convicted through science was the easy part. Now what?

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    This Just In: Dallas County DA Craig Watkins Names Heath Harris As His New No. 2

    Heath Harris​Less than a month ago, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office dropped a small bomb shell amongst those who follow courthouse doings: Terri Moore, Craig Watkins's first assistant, and Mike Ware, head of the Conviction Integrity Unit, would be stepping down July 1. At which point, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Big Shake-Up in Craig Watkins's Office As D.A. Loses First Asst. Terri Moore and Mike Ware

    Mike Ware, via​Seems like only four and a half years ago that Terri Moore joined the Dallas County District Attorney's Office as Craig Watkins's first assistant. But Moore, once a perennial candidate for the Tarrant County District Attorney's job, is out effective July 1. So too is Mike Ware, head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Prosecutor Says Craig Watkins Fired Him Because He Partied With GOP on Election Night

    Tom Nowak​Much like other media outlets, we've been following the courthouse rumors of two prosecutors fired on Friday by First Assistant District Attorney Terri Moore as payback for attending the Election Day shindig at Hotel Palomar hosted by the Dallas County Republican Party. But until one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    In Heated DA's Debate, Craig Watkins Accuses Danny Clancy of Lacking Brain and Backbone

    Photos by Sam MertenCraig Watkins​Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and Republican challenger Danny Clancy stared each other down and traded barbs this afternoon at the Belo Mansion during their first debate, and tensions peaked when Watkins was asked what three issues the two cand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Tonight, Craig Watkins and John Wiley Price Will Duke It Out Over County Budget Cuts

    ​It may not be election time, but tonight at 7, two politicians will duke it out at Friendship-West Baptist Church: In this corner ... Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. And in this corner ... Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price -- well, maybe as the commish has been extended a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Very Brady: Inmate Scheduled for Execution May Have Had Rights Violated After All

    Let's get back to Kim's item about Roderick Newton, scheduled to be executed by the state on Thursday, for just a minute. And let's go ahead and set aside the issue of  "mental retardation." Instead, focus on the second of three claims Newton's attorneys make in the writ filed today -- the one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    A Trial for Mercy

    Operation Kindness Operation Kindness' exec director Jonnie England with Mercy, shortly after the dog's April 18 surgery Assistant District Attorney Terri Moore, Craig Watkins’ top assistant, took on her first jury trial in Dallas -- not by going after a capital murderer, but by taking on a man ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    Witness for the Prosecution

    Did lack of manpower leave a felon on bail free to kill? Maybe. Sort of.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    When "Uh, Sorry, Man" Just Won't Cut It

    Craig Watkins is apologizing to folks exonerated by DNA evidence. He might be very, very busy... New Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins is making it a practice to shake hands with and apologize to those folks who have been exonerated through DNA tests -- which has happened twice since he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    The Innocence Mission

    Because Dallas County boasts the highest number of falsely convicted men exonerated with DNA evidence since post-conviction testing began, the news that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has agreed to cooperate with the Innocence Project of Texas is momentous. As we reported in early Jan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    DA Does Have an Open-File Policy....Not

    Dallas County District Attorney's Office flack Rachel Raya can say whatever she wants, but she may be the only person who actually believes that Bill Hill has a real open-file policy. A few months ago, I spoke to several defense attorneys who describe a haphazard, unpredictable process that clogs up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006

    Does the DA's Office Have an Open-Door Policy? Pardon, Open-File Policy.

    Friend of Unfair Park Scott Henson, who runs the terrific legal-issues blog Grits for Breakfast, has a suggestion for Dallas County District Attorney-elect Craig Watkins: "The new Democratic DA should announce an 'open file' policy similar to the one" in place in Tarrant County. The Austin-based Hen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    The Moore the Merrier in DA's Office

    Craig Watkins, above, has named Terri Moore to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office -- a year after she was representing a man who pleaded guilty to a sex crime. Last week, Dallas County District Attorney-elect Craig Watkins announced his transition team; today, we get a hint of what the bra ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 1998