DNA

The Exonerated

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

Thirty-seven men, 525 years behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. Thanks to DNA testing, their claims of innocence have finally been proved—but what happens to them now?

And Justice for Some

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

How the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals mistakes toughness for fairness—and gives the state a black eye.

Unhappy Trails

Feb 1, 2000 By Ellise Pierce

Although they hate to let anyone get away with murder, Harris County detectives Harry Fikaris and Roger Wedgeworth are finding that cracking unsolved cases is no easy task.

Blood and Money

Mar 1, 1999 By Pamela Colloff

On the strength of a simple if indelicate question—“Who’s the Father?”—Houston’s Caroline Caskey has made a big splash in biotech.