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Texas Fatal Shooting Suspect Used Grenade: Cops

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime

DESOTO, Texas — Investigators have confirmed that a former special education teacher accused of killing four people in a pair of shootings used ...

10-Year-Old Girl Jailed For Allegedly Raping 4-Year-Old

Posted 08.12.2013 | Crime

A 10-year-old Houston girl has been jailed on charges that she raped a 4-year-old boy in an apartment complex courtyard. The child was arrested las...

Elderly Man Allegedly Held Captive In Texas Home By Walter Renard Jones Dead At 79

AP | Posted 09.29.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON — One of three men found malnourished and held against their will in a dungeon-like garage of a Houston house has died. A Houston polic...

'You Know I Don't Fear Death': Ex-Texas Tech Student Executed

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 07.19.2013 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A former Texas Tech graduate student was executed Thursday for a double slaying in Lubbock a dozen years ago. Vaughn Ross, 41, w...

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Texas Mom Forced 6-Year-Old To Stand On Ant Hill: Cops

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime

A 6-year-old boy's horrific abuse at the hands his mother includes tongue burns and being forced to stand on an ant hill, Texas authorities say. Th...

Mom Allegedly Burned Son With Hot Spoon, Made Him Stand In Ants

Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime

A mother in Houston, Texas was jailed last week for allegedly burning her son's tongue with a hot spoon and forcing him to stand on a hill of swarming...

Body Of Man Missing 3 Years Found In Own Front Yard

Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime

The body of a Texas man reported missing more than three years ago has been found buried in his own front yard, and his wife has been charged with mur...

Cops: Man Violated Woman With Cucumber

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

Police in Cameron County, Texas, have arrested a man for allegedly assaulting a woman with a cucumber while watching a religious program on TV. Jes...

Ex-Cop Convicted Of Beating Teen Wants New Trial

AP | Posted 07.11.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON -- A former Houston police officer convicted in the videotaped beating of a 15-year-old burglary suspect during a daylight arrest is seeking a...

DAILY DOUBLE: Man Arrested For Having Sex Twice With Same Horse: Cops

Posted 07.07.2013 | Weird News

Hay, at least it was a stable relationship. A man in Hidalgo County, Texas has been arrested twice in the last two years for allegedly having sex w...

Man Tells Police He 'Did Something Bad' After Killing Pregnant Girlfriend

Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime

A pregnant 21-year-old woman, her younger brother and her mom were killed Monday, allegedly by the expectant mom's boyfriend. Amos Wells III, 22, r...

Teenager Accused Of Beating 5-year-old Boy

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Crime

FORT WORTH, Texas — A 13-year-old North Texas boy faces a capital murder charge in the death of a 5-year-old boy who was hit in the head multipl...

Bikini Clad Thief Pees On Victim's Patio

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.26.2013 | Weird News

A man in Kingwood, Texas, is trying to solve a mystery Sherlock Holmes never had dealt with: The Case of the Bikini-Wearing Patio-Peeing Thief. The...

Court: Inmate's Decades-Old Murder Sentence Invalid

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON -- 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' high...

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Missing Teen Tysha Darna Adkins Found (UPDATE)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Crime

Authorities in Texas are trying to locate a 14-year-old girl who disappeared from her home late last week. UPDATE: According to the The Marshall Po...

2-Year-Old Dies After Shooting Self In The Face

Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

A Texas toddler died after shooting himself with a 9 mm handgun he found in his home yesterday, prompting Child Protective Services to take custody of...

Before Alleged Shooting Spree, Marine's Wife Surprised Him With NC Visit

Newser.com | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

Esteban Smith, the Marine accused of going on a random shooting spree in Texas on Sunday after killing his wife, had just married Rubi Estefania Smith...

Sheriff Says Marine Who Went On Killing Spree Was 'Intent On Killing Anybody'

AP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Crime

EDEN, Texas -- A West Texas sheriff wounded by a man who killed a woman and injured four other people in a rampage Sunday says the shooter "was intent...

Jurors Mull Fate Of Horse Breeder Accused Of Drug Money Laundering

AP | MICHAEL BRICK | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime

AUSTIN, Texas — Prosecutors told a federal jury on Wednesday that a man they say is the brother of leaders of Mexico's most blood-soaked crimina...

Sex Ed Teacher Accused Of Sex With Student

Posted 05.09.2013 | Crime

A Texas health and sexual education teacher is accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old male student after he told her there was something ...

Mom Allegedly Goes To WebMD Instead Of Hospital After Son Is Shot

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weird News

A Texas mother allegedly waited for hours after her son had been shot before taking him to a hospital, consulting WebMD for advice on how to treat gun...

Teen Abducted From Church By 'Obsessed' Ex-Boyfriend: Cops

Posted 05.06.2013 | Crime

A Texas teenager was abducted at knifepoint from church by an ex-boyfriend who was "obsessed" with her, police say. UPDATE: Ruby Zavala has been f...

Houston Airport Shooter Left 'Monster Within Me' Suicide Note

www.latimes.com | Posted 05.04.2013 | Crime

Before Carnell Marcus Moore opened fire Friday at Houston's busiest airport, he wrote out a chilling suicide note. “The monster within me was get...

Texas Fertilizer Plant Targeted By Thieves In Past

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 05.03.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas -- Burglars occasionally sneaked into and around a Texas fertilizer plant in the years before a massive, deadly explosion – sometime...

Teacher Has Sex With Student, Shows Up At Prom After-Party: Cops

Posted 05.03.2013 | Crime

Police in Freeport, Texas say a high school teacher's illicit relationship with a student was brought to light after the teacher showed up at an after...