Crime

SCANDALS |
April 10, 2013

Darkness on the Plains

For decades, Stanley Marsh 3 was one of the most celebrated eccentrics in Texas. Then one Houston attorney set out to prove that he had a dark and terrible secret.

Crime |
April 1, 2013

The Unresolved Murders of Texas Prosecutors

A Texas district attorney and his wife were found dead at their home, gunned down by unknown assailants, less than two months after an Assistant DA in the same office was shot outside the courthouse. There are no conclusive suspects, but the signs are pointing towards gang violence.

Fraud |
March 27, 2013

The Strange And Sordid End of An A&M Professor

James Arnt Aune took his own life after allegedly being blackmailed for having an online relationship with a minor. The underage girl he corresponded with apparently may not have been a girl at all, but a grown man running a "catfishing" scam.

Norwood Trial |
March 22, 2013

The Missing Gun

On the third day of Mark Alan Norwood's capital murder trial, an old friend testified that Norwood sold him the .45 that disappeared from Michael Morton's home after his wife, Christine, was murdered in 1986.

Norwood Trial |
March 20, 2013

Critical Evidence

DNA testing of a blue bandana exonerated Michael Morton. Could the small square of cloth also be the linchpin that seals Mark Alan Norwood's fate?

Longreads |
February 12, 2013

Trouble in Mind

Andre Thomas is deeply mentally ill. He is also a vicious murderer. How should he be punished?

January 21, 2013

Stanley Marsh 3 Arrested

The Amarillo millionaire and iconoclastic "Cadillac Ranch" artist/prankster faces 11 felony charges of sexual activity with two teenage boys. 

January 21, 2013

Texas Executes Tenth Man of 2012

Jonathan Green was put to death Wednesday for the 2000 murder of a 12-year-old girl, but his lawyers maintained until the end that their client was mentally ill and thus unsuitable for execution.

January 21, 2013

Book ’Em Horns, Take Two

With OU weekend and another Longhorns home game now behind us (sigh), it's time to check in once again with Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.