Posted: Feb 14, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 2:31 AM
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) Authorities say a convicted sex offender who escaped near Dallas while being transferred from Florida to Nevada allegedly told former cellmates he would never return to prison. Grapevine police say the ex-cellmates of 42-year-old Alberto Morales told investigators he had made the promise. Police say Morales stabbed one of the officers escorting him Monday outside a department store.
DOVER, Del. (AP) An affidavit to search the home of a Texas man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse says the man's son and wife are also suspects in her death. Thomas Matusiewicz (muh-TOO'-suh-wits) shot Christine Belford and her friend Monday before taking his own life. The affidavit says Matusiewicz's wife and son are suspected of "knowingly participating in a murder."
HOUSTON (AP) A judge has granted a request by prosecutors to recuse themselves from the cases of three ex-Houston police officers accused of beating a teenage burglary suspect. The Harris County district attorney's office says it asked to be removed to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Former officers Phillip Bryan, Raad Hassan and Drew Ryser face charges in the alleged 2010 beating of the teen.
PLANO, Texas (AP) Three more executives have pleaded guilty in a multimillion dollar oil and gas investment fraud case. The Justice Department yesterday announced the guilty pleas by Brendan Coughlin, Henry Harrison and W. Mark Miller. Documents say Coughlin and Harrison conspired with others to defraud investors of $2.3 million, and Miller knew of the scheme and failed to report it.