The Only Prize for Attempted Murder in Texas is Prison

February 9th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Murder Cold Case

Sideshow Bob, the fictional criminal mastermind from “The Simpsons,” once complained about the fact he was in jail for a crime he never successfully completed: “’Attempted murder,’ now honestly, did they ever give anyone a Nobel prize for ‘attempted chemistry?’” It may be a funny line, but there is nothing humorous about criminal attempt. In […]

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New Evidence Wins Death Row Inmate a Stayed Execution

March 26th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Murder Cold Case

  flickr image by tgpAfter several appeals to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals were denied, new evidence has resulted in an order for a stay of Rodney Reed’s execution that was scheduled to take place on March 5, 2015. The attorneys for Reed, the man convicted of the 1996 capital murder of Stacey Stites, have […]

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Informant’s Testimony Has Police Arrest a Suspect in a 1984 Murder Cold Case

March 23rd, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Murder Cold Case

  flickr image by Colin Dunn Reuters is reporting that Houston police believe they have, with the help of an informant and the DNA database, cracked a double murder case that has been cold since 1984. The case involves two sisters who were murdered while in their family home. The Houston Police have charged Edmond […]

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