Posted: Jan 29, 2013 2:34 AM
Updated: Jan 29, 2013 2:34 AM
HOUSTON (AP) A Houston-area sheriff is defending the arrest of a 22-year-old man who authorities initially believed was involved in a shooting that wounded him and two others at a community college. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says two eyewitnesses at first identified Carlton Berry as the shooter. Garcia says further investigation showed the actual shooter was Trey foster. Charges against Berry were dropped yesterday.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Texas woman convicted of robbing and killing a 71-year-old neighbor is set to become the first woman executed in the U.S. since 2010. Kimberly McCarthy faces lethal injection this evening in Huntsville. McCarthy was convicted of the slaying of retired professor Dorothy Booth at her Dallas-area home in 1997.
BRYAN, Texas (AP) A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Texas prisoner who faced a possible death sentence if convicted of a 2007 escape attempt that left a corrections officer dead. The judge yesterday ruled that it's an "impossible and unconscionable burden" for jurors to consider a case that's been on hold for 55 days. Delays in the trial of John Falk Jr. came as prosecutors appeals the judge's instructions to the jury.
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) Country music star Randy Travis is expected to enter a guilty plea in a drunken-driving case in North Texas. Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown says details of the agreement will be released following Travis' court appearance Thursday in Sherman. Travis was naked when he was arrested following a single-vehicle accident in August near Tioga.