A full 3,888 days after Hank Skinner first asked for testing of the DNA in the murder case that sent him to death row, the Texas Attorney General’s Office finally relented.
June 5, 2012 | by Sonia Smith
Five years ago, Hannah Overton, a church-going Corpus Christi mother of five, was convicted of murdering her soon-to-be adoptive child and sentenced to life in prison. In April, she returned to court—and watched her lawyers put the prosecution on defense.
June 1, 2012 | by Pamela Colloff | Letter From Corpus Christi
As the peculiar case of a Fort Bend sheriff’s deputy and his bloodhounds makes clear, the techniques of crime-scene investigation are not as infallible as the TV shows would have us believe. How a misplaced faith in some forensic experts is putting innocent people behind bars.
May 1, 2010 | by Michael Hall | Feature
During my years as a district attorney, I have sought the death penalty. But does the state need to take a life to make a point?