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Iraqi Vet Accused Of Shooting Range Murders Has PTSD: Police

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN and JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 04.07.2013 | Crime

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Iraq War veteran charged with gunning down two men on a Texas shooting range - including a highly decorated former Navy SEAL ...

Execution Postponed

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- The first woman scheduled to be executed in the U.S. since 2010 won a reprieve Tuesday, mere hours before she was scheduled to be...

Woman Who Killed Elderly Neighbor For Diamond Ring To Be Executed

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Crime

(Adds quote from exec director of info center) By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Kimberly McCarthy i...

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Teen Watched Rob Zombie's 'Halloween' A Lot Before Killing Mom, Sister (READ FULL CONFESSION)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2013 | Crime

A judge in Texas has released a teenage murder suspect's confession, in which he says the 2007 film "Halloween," by heavy metal musician and film dire...

2nd Suspect Busted For College Shootout

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 03.27.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON — A young man accused of opening fire at a college after someone "bumped into" him was arrested Friday about 250 miles away from the Hou...

David Lohr

Texas Authorities Offer Reward For Tips In Teen's Slaying

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.24.2013 | Crime

Authorities are hoping a reward offer will bring new leads in the case of a 16-year-old girl who was murdered, placed in a trunk and dumped along a re...

Stepmom Gets 85 Years For Killing Boy By Dehydration

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime

DALLAS — A Dallas woman whose 10-year-old stepson died after she denied him water, even as temperatures soared over 100 degrees, was sentenced T...

Husband Kills Wife At Daughter's Sweet 16

Posted 01.22.2013 | Crime

Police in Texas say a husband shot and killed his estranged wife before killing himself at his daughter's sweet 16 birthday party. An argument tur...

Woman Guilty Of Dehydrating Stepson To Death

Posted 01.19.2013 | Crime

A Dallas woman was found guilty Friday of killing her 10-year-old stepson by denying him water for days as punishment in the brutal summer of 2011. ...

Boy Dies Of Dehydration, Stepmom Admits Withholding Water As Punishment

Posted 01.18.2013 | Crime

A woman accused of killing her stepson by withholding water from him for days heard the boy's father -- her husband -- blame her for his death on the ...

God 'Doesn't Allow Me To Be Bitter,' Says Inmate Waiting 3 Decades For Retrial

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 03.05.2013 | Crime

GATESVILLE, Texas -- Jerry Hartfield was still a young man when an uncle visited him in prison to tell him that his murder conviction had been overtur...

'Snake In The Grass' Sentenced For Infecting Woman With HIV

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A Texas man who had unprotected sex multiple times with a woman, despite knowing that he carried HIV, received a 15-year prison sentence for infecting...

Airline Mogul Claims He Was Framed During Child Porn Sentencing

AP | Posted 12.19.2012 | Crime

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- The founder of a South Texas cargo airline was given 30 years in prison Wednesday for federal child pornography charges, after u...

Pentagram Carved In 6-Year-Old's Back

AP | Posted 12.14.2012 | Crime

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- A 6-year-old Texas boy whose father allegedly carved a pentagram on the child's back is out of the hospital and doing well gi...

BAD CALL: Burglary Suspect Phones 911 On Armed Homeowner

Posted 12.06.2012 | Crime

A Texas burglary suspect called 911 early Tuesday morning when the homeowner he attempted to steal from held him up at gunpoint. James Gerow, the h...

Appeals Court Decision Allows Boy Scouts To Keep New Abuse Files Private

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 11.30.2012 | Crime

DALLAS -- The Boy Scouts of America will not immediately have to turn over 27 years of so-called "perversion files" the group keeps on sexual abuse co...

Eccentric Artist Freed In Child Molesting Case

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | Crime

AMARILLO, Texas -- Millionaire Texas artist Stanley Marsh 3 has been freed on $300,000 bond after being charged with 11 counts of molesting children. ...

Inmate Waits 30 Years For Retrial

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 11.29.2012 | Crime

HOUSTON -- A Kansas man who remains in a Texas prison more than 30 years after his murder conviction was overturned has become the subject of a fight ...

He Thought He Was Helping A Dog, But Got Arrested

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.29.2012 | Weird News

Elvis Hernandez thought he was helping to save a dog, but now he's being hounded by police. A few months ago, Hernandez, a locksmith in Kerrville, ...

Gang-Rape Victim Likened To 'Spider' Luring Men Into Her Web

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.29.2012 | Crime

A Texas defense attorney used some controversial words to describe an 11-year-old girl allegedly gang raped by 20 men and teenaged boys. During wra...

Teen Kills Father With Ax: Police

Posted 11.25.2012 | Crime

Police arrested a 19-year-old who allegedly attacked his sleeping father with an ax in their Texas home on Wednesday. The dad, Marshall Lee Giles ...

AMBER ALERT: 11-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted By Mom

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.20.2012 | Crime

Police believe that an 11-year-old girl's mother fought off Texas Child Protective Service workers and abducted her own daughter. An Amber Alert wa...

'What Is A Child's Life Worth?'

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON — Prosecutors on Monday asked a jury to sentence a Texas woman convicted of murder after a fire at her home day care killed four childre...

Family Fallen On Hard Times Allegedly Turns To Robbing Banks

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Crime

Police in Texas arrested a family suspected of pulling off several bank robberies while disguised as blue-collar workers in two states. Ronald Catt...

Houston Murder Mystery: Human Rights Activist And Boyfriend's Brother Killed 10 Months Apart

Posted 11.18.2012 | Crime

Ten months after an Iranian-born human rights activist was gunned down in her car, her boyfriend's twin brother was riddled with bullets in his home, ...