Ennis Man Who Left Extension Cord Around Puppy’s Neck is Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail

People who are accused of animal cruelty offenses in Texas may face criminal and civil sanctions. In serious cases, those who are convicted of offenses against animals may end up in jail. Recently, a man from Ennis man was convicted of felony animal cruelty and sentenced to 45 days in jail. The Dallas Morning News reported Daniel Loredo left an …

Sarah KleinEnnis Man Who Left Extension Cord Around Puppy’s Neck is Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail
Texas Open Carry Gun Law a Point of Contention, Confusion for Many

Carry Gun Law a Point of Contention, Confusion for Many

Months after Texas law changed to allow the open carry of handguns, many continue to debate the legality of signs prohibiting guns on certain properties. The Texas open carry gun law continues to spark widespread debate even months after a measure allowing the open carry of handguns went into effect January 1. The latest discussions are centered around the legality …

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Defense Lawyer Says Grand Jury Stopped Investigating Ken Paxton Over Land Deal

An attorney for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated that a grand jury is no longer investigating him over a land deal. A defense lawyer for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has said that a Collin County grand jury has dropped its investigation of the state prosecutor over a 2004 land deal. Attorney Philip Hilder said recently that special …

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Police Arrest Woman on FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives List Over Killing of Dallas Dentist

The FBI set up its Most Wanted Fugitives List back in 1950 but few women have appeared on it. When Brenda Delgado, a Mexican national, was arrested last week in connection with the killing of a pediatric dentist in Dallas, she was just the ninth woman to ever appear on the list, the Dallas Morning News reported. Delgado was captured …

Sarah KleinPolice Arrest Woman on FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives List Over Killing of Dallas Dentist
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Gang is Accused of Identity Theft and Bank Fraud in Northern Texas

Identity theft has become more prevalent in recent years and may be organized by gangs that operate across state lines. Several police departments have reported an alleged “smash-and-grab theft ring” which is infamous for stealing identities of victims and committing bank fraud has returned to North Texas. The Dallas Morning News reported the comments of police that this group normally …

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Texas Executes Fifth Inmate of the Year

Arguments that a convicted killer who shot a city code officer dead in 2005, suffered from severe mental illness, failed to stop Texas from executing another death row inmate this month. Adam Ward, 33, became the fifth prisoner to be executed this year on March 22. He was sentenced to death for the killing of a Commerce city code officer …

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Texas Man Executed for Multiple Murder Convictions Claimed to be Mentally Impaired

Texas Man Executed for Multiple Murder Convictions Claimed to be Mentally Impaired

Texas criminal defense attorney reports on the case of a man recently executed after raising an appeal citing mental impairment. A Texas man was recently executed in connection with multiple murder convictions stemming from a 1997 shooting. Texas criminal defense attorney Mick Mickelsen, who has no direct connection to the case reports that the man, was convicted of killing the …

Qamar ZamanTexas Man Executed for Multiple Murder Convictions Claimed to be Mentally Impaired

Can You Commit a Crime By Sending Emojis?

In recent years texting has become one of the main means of communications for millions of people. The expansion of texting apps and social media has also led to a whole new raft of cyber crimes and a headache for law enforcement. But while it can be obvious if a text constitutes harassment or stalking, what about the smart phone …

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Austin, Texas. The felony prosecution against Perry ended Wednesday when the state's highest criminal court dismissed an abuse-of-power indictment that the Republican says hampered his short-lived 2016 presidential bid. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Felony Criminal Case Against Rick Perry Thrown Out by Appeals Court

The abuse-of-power case against former Texas Governor Rick Perry has been dismissed. The felony criminal case against former Texas Governor Rick Perry has been dismissed. Reports say that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals made their 6-2 decision on February 24, ending the abuse-of-power case against Perry that according to the former governor had an impact on his 2016 bid …

Qamar ZamanFelony Criminal Case Against Rick Perry Thrown Out by Appeals Court
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Dallas County Jail Is Ordered to Audit Mental Health Procedures

Jails are often labelled mental health facilities because so many people with psychological problems are incarcerated in them. More than half of all of the prisoners in the United States suffer from a mental health problem, according to a 2006 Justice Department study. Among female inmates, the figure is almost three-quarters. Jails are not the best places to deal with people …

Sarah KleinDallas County Jail Is Ordered to Audit Mental Health Procedures