Browsing: Homicide

james-ashby-mug-shot-croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Ashby is said to have threatened to put a second bullet into the head of a man who’d already been shot in the face and was accused of arresting a suspect without probable cause, then brutally beating him in a holding cell. And that’s not to mention the crime that led to his conviction for second-degree murder. Westword has the story.

jonbenetBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A new reportindicates that former Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy misrepresented DNA evidence in the JonBenét Ramsey investigation in order to clear her parents and her brother of any suspicion in the six-year-old’s 1996 murder. That revelation is unsettling enough, but it also fits into a pattern of officials misleading the public over the entire troubled history of the still-unsolved case. Westword has the story.

dylan-redwine-easter-photo-facebook-800Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Just over four years ago, thirteen-year-old Dylan Redwine disappeared during a court-ordered visit with his father, Mark Redwine. His body was found in June 2013, and just over two years later, Mark was named a person of interest in the case. Meanwhile, Dylan’s mom filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Mark, to which her ex-husband responded with a countersuit. Now, Mark’s suit has been tossed out following the previous dismissal of Elaine’s complaint — but the search for justice continues. Westword has the story.

houston-press-temple-family-evidence-1Trial Exhibit

Greeted by his family and a wall of reporters outside the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, David Temple, who was released from prison nine years after being convicted of his wife’s murder, said he wants “the people who put me in [in prison], who lied and cheated, [to]be held accountable,” the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled in a split decision last month that lead prosecutor Kelly Siegler did not timely turn over crucial evidence — mostly investigators’ notes — to Temple’s defense attorney, Dick DeGuerin, before Temple’s 2007 trial.

Read more about one of the messiest capital murder cases in Harris County as of late.

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