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County on Pace to Set Record for In-Custody Deaths
Arthur David Westley is sixth to die in custody this year
" data from the Texas Justice Initiative, which documents in-custody deaths throughout the state, the six on record this..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Search Procedure Questioned in Sunday In-Custody Suicide
APD won't say publicly whether Zac Anam was searched before he was placed under arrest
"...APD's Special Investi­ga­tions Unit is currently performing its routine in-custody death investigation, which runs concurrent yet separate to Internal..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Death in Custody
Sandra Bland was guilty of driving while black
"...The grim paradox of the most notorious recent death in custody of a young African-American (we need to..."

July 31, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Officers Cleared in Clark Death
Chief Knee declines to discipline any of the nine involved in arrest of 33-year-old who died minutes after taken into custody

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Choosing Detention Over Death
Refugees come to the U.S. seeking protection, find detention instead
"...the desert on their journey to the U.S. If death is not deterring people, nothing is," said Cristina Parker,..."

Dec. 25, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Murder Investigation Opened in Sandra Bland Case
D.A. looking into death at Waller Co. jail
"...his office is opening an investigation into whether the death of Sandra Bland was a murder...."

July 21, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

Pot Possession Becomes a Death Sentence in Harris County
Harris County officials have not yet said what led to death of 29-year-old woman in jail for minor possession
"...That was the case earlier this month in Harris..."

June 30, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: The Merits of Hypnosis-Induced Testimony
Attorneys argue Charles Don Flores' conviction is rooted in junk science
"...Flores, 46, was sentenced to death after being found guilty of capital murder for the..."

June 3, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Suspect in UT Homicide Arrested
Meechaiel Khalil Criner suspected of killing Haruka Weiser
"...person we have in custody is responsible for the death of this young woman,” the chief said...."

April 8, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Database Tracks Deaths in Police Custody
Project pulls data from the last decade
", provides general demographic data for the 6,913 in-custody deaths that occurred in the state between 2005 and..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

In Jail Forever?
Said's Story
"...and Immigrant Responsibility Act and the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. The law ó the first major overhaul..."

Dec. 18, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Death Watch: Where’s Your Evidence?
Exculpatory testimony, DNA at issue in two landmark cases
"...the Bastrop man who's spent nearly 20 years on death row for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites –..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Death of Brad Will
An American reporter films his own murder in Oaxaca, and Mexican and U.S. authorities look the other way
"...the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca was on fire. Death squads, the pistoleros of a despised governor, rolled through..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature by John Ross

Evidence Missing in Skinner Case
Key evidence missing and no one knows why
"...the capital murder case that sent Hank Skinner to death row, comes news that at least one piece of..."

June 13, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Appeals, Waived Appeals, and Conflicting Findings
Fifth Circuit strikes down request to test death drugs
"...pending appeal for Terry Edwards and Ramiro Gonzales, two death row inmates named in the five-inmate petition seeking to..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: The Wrong Man?
Rodney Reed execution stayed
"...late May 1998, Reed was convicted and sentenced to death...."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Expert Opinion
Appeal alleges Dr. Death perjured himself at killer's trial
"...for the murder, and in February 2000 received the death penalty. He is scheduled for execution on April 9,..."

April 4, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Officer's Death Hits Home
Jaime De Luna-Padron was the first APD officer shot and killed in the line of duty since 1978
"...charged with capital murder of a police officer, a death-eligible offense. Daniel worked as a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard,..."

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dying Alone in Williamson County
Animal shelter conditions draw outrage and accusations
"...watering, and medical treatment, could be causing an animal death a day – prompted a heated exchange at the..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Barrera Death a Great Loss
A New Year's Eve murder stuns friends of Esme Barrera

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Unnecessary Death of Vilhelm Hesness
Bicycle groups question official response to driver recklessness

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

New Evidence Could Clear Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed
Jimmy Fennell's impending trial on kidnapping and rape charges unearths old suspicions that he was responsible for the 1996 murder of his fiancée
"...Court of Criminal Appeals on July 16, attorneys for death row inmate Rodney Reed are arguing that new evidence..."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

New Twist in Anthony Graves Saga
Former death row inmate freed on federal bond then rearrested because he didn't have the dough necessary for freedom on state bond set last month
"...On Jan. 5, former death row inmate Anthony Graves was taken from Burleson Co...."

Jan. 12, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

State on Track To Execute Its 15th in 2012
Preston Hughes' appeals have repeatedly been denied
"...and the 492nd inmate executed since reinstatement of the death penalty. Hughes was sentenced to death for the 1988..."

Nov. 16, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Death of Ben Brownlee
A Rockdale teenager's suicide raises questions about official protections for gay and transgendered kids
"...Less than 24 hours after his death, Johle heard a disturbing rumor that, in the weeks..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: Meddling Federal Lawmakers Share Blame in Senseless Medi-Pot Death
Barr and co. prevented D.C. voters from enacting law
"...federal lawmakers share equal responsibility for 27-year-old Jonathan Magbie's death. Indeed, if Congress hadn't meddled with the will of..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Not Their First Rodeo
Freeman will be the second Texan executed this year
"...that demonstrated anger issues, and Free­man was sentenced to death...."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: DNA Testing Denied for Rodney Reed
Reed and Pruett strike out. But justice for Duane Buck?
"...Reed has been on death row since receiving a death sentence in 1998 for..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Rocha's Death Involved Taser Confusion
Officer feared Taser would be used on her, partner
" his front pocket at the time of his death; and an APD detective told the ME's office that..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Breaking the Chain
Troubling questions persist in the Rodney Reed / Stacey Stites murder case.
"...appeal of 34-year-old Rodney Reed, convicted and sentenced to death in 1998 for the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacey..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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