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Texas Crime

Gun Used To Kill Prosecutor Found In Lake: Official

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 04.02.2014 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — A dive team has recovered a weapon from a North Texas lake that authorities say was used in the fatal shooting of a prosecutor last ye...

Jurors See Stiletto Heel In Shoe Stabbing Case

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — A blue suede stiletto heel that prosecutors say a Houston woman used to fatally stab her boyfriend at least 25 times in the face and ...

Man Shot Dead After Trying To Break Up Domestic Abuse

Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime

Witnesses say that a Texas man who attempted to break up a domestic violence incident was shot and killed by the same people he wanted to help. Rub...

David Lohr

Hailey Dunn's Mother Says Waiting On Daughter's Remains Is 'Pure Hell'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

It has been a year since authorities in Texas located the remains of Hailey Dunn and they have yet to make an arrest or to release the teen's remains ...

Teen Burns Mom's Clothes Because She Wouldn't Fork Over Weed Money: Police

Posted 03.11.2014 | Crime

When a Texas mom refused to give her son money for marijuana, it seems that the boy decided to burn one anyway. Police say that John Carter alleged...

Woman Urinates On Cop And Says It Was Intentional: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.03.2014 | Weird News

Keandra Harrison may have gone out of her way to piss off a Texas police officer by allegedly urinating on him during an interrogation, TV station KET...

Off-Duty Officer Arrested In Prostitution Sting By His Own Force

David Lohr | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

A Texas patrol deputy was arrested Wednesday during an undercover prostitution sting being conducted by his own agency. Emmanuel Augustine, 29, a f...

Returning Bank Robber Yells, 'I'm Back!'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.24.2014 | Weird News

Bank robbers, like lightning, usually don't strike the same place twice. Except in Kingwood, Texas, where a female bank robber has allegedly held u...

Fugitive Arrested After Leaving Shoe At Crime Scene

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal agents have apprehended a fugitive near San Antonio two years after he left a shoe behind while allegedly trying to storm...

Man Accused Of Poisoning Neighbor's Dogs

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.30.2013 | Crime

A Texas man has been arrested after allegedly poisoning his neighbor's dogs because he was annoyed by constant barking. Gary Thomas Ewald, 58, was ...

Footprints In Snow Lead Cops To Burglary Suspect

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Weird News

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Cold-weather clues have helped police in the Texas Panhandle track a burglary suspect through footprints in the snow. Amaril...

Man, 83, 2nd Victim To Die After Texas Hospital Stabbing

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Crime

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — A second person has died of injuries suffered in a stabbing attack last month at a Texas hospital. Harris Teel died early Th...

Cop Who Raped Handcuffed Teen Went Looking For Her Later: Report

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Crime

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police are alleging that an officer accused of raping a woman in his patrol car was arrested after trying to look for...

A 'Waste' Of Young Lives

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 11.21.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff says the deaths of three people inside an apartment where gunfire erupted is another "waste" of young lives in a suburban a...

At Least 3 Dead In Suburban Houston Shooting

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Three people are dead and two have been airlifted to hospitals after gunfire erupted at a suburban Houston apartment complex. ...

Former Texas Prosecutor Jailed For Wrongful Conviction

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

GEORGETOWN, Texas — GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas prosecutor who won a conviction that sent an innocent man to prison for nearly 25 ...

Teen Sentenced For Killing 5-Year-Old With Bowling Ball

Posted 11.08.2013 | Crime

A 14-year-old in Texas was sentenced to 23 years in prison Wednesday for killing a 5-year-old boy with a bowling ball. The Fort Worth teen, whose ...

Readers Fight Back

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

As I begin a third year blogging for The Huffington Post, a bouquet to readers who have posted comments below my ramblings. Some of you have agreed wi...

Homeowner Who Fatally Shot Burglar Killed By Police

Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime

Police in Texas fatally shot a gun-wielding homeowner moments after he killed a suspected burglar who tried to sneak into his house. When Jerry Way...

Victim's Dad Says Murderer's Execution 'Was Way Too Easy'

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 09.27.2013 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A South Texas man was put to death Thursday for a slaying 14 years ago in which the victim was bound with shoelaces and strips of...

Man Who Stabbed Uncle Vowed To Eat Human Meat: Cops

Posted 09.26.2013 | Crime

A Texas man who posted that he wanted to eat human flesh on Facebook is charged with murdering his uncle. Christopher Philmon, 22, turned himself i...

Walmart Evacuated, Shoppers Sick After 'Mystery Spray' Attack

Posted 08.19.2013 | Weird News

Two men sprayed a mystery substance at a Texas Walmart on Sunday, leaving several people sick. More than 100 customers and dozens of employees were...

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...