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A Texas man who confessed to killing five people during a six-month crime spree in 1998 has been executed. Elroy Chester received lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for the fatal shooting of Port Arthur firefighter Willie Ryman III. The 38-year-old Ryman...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A military jury in South Texas has convicted a Houston-area recruiter on multiple sexual assault-related counts. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jaime Rodriguez faces up to life in prison in the penalty phase Thursday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The San Antonio...
A jury has found a South Texas woman guilty of capital murder in her 6-year-old stepson's drowning at a Corpus Christi beach. The conviction on Wednesday comes 31 years after Laura Day was found guilty of killing her boyfriend. Her latest crime has landed her a life sentence...
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say they're preparing to retry a Texas man who's been in prison for 33 years, even though the state's top appeals court confirmed he doesn't have a valid conviction. Matagorda County District Attorney Steven Reis said Thursday he has directed...
A jury has convicted a former Houston police officer in the videotaped beating of a black teenage burglary suspect. Drew Ryser was convicted Wednesday of official oppression, a misdemeanor. He will serve two years' probation and pay a $1,000 fine. The 32-year-old is the last of...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - The Texas man whose wife is accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame him says the experience has been "like a really bad dream." Nathan Richardson of New Boston told the...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The FBI and police in three states are searching for a bank robber they call the "Loan Ranger Bandit." The man is suspected of robbing at least 10 banks at gunpoint in Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi from January 2009 to October 2012. The FBI says he...
A North Texas grand jury has indicted a man for felony murder in the fatal heroin overdose of the grandson of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens. A spokeswoman for Tarrant County prosecutors says Brennan Trainor Rodriguez was also indicted for manslaughter, tampering with...
A federal appeals court judge has refused a request from lawyers for a convicted killer facing execution this week that she take herself off his case because she's biased against him. Elroy Chester is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening for killing a Port Arthur...