Posted: Jan 25, 2014 5:30 AM
Updated: Jan 25, 2014 5:31 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A judge has given a Fort Worth hospital until 5 p.m. Monday to remove a pregnant woman from life support. For two months, Erick Munoz has sat inside a North Texas hospital room with his wife's brain-dead body, with what would be their second child together growing inside her. The ruling means he may now be able to bury Marlise. It would also mean the fetus would never be born.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Republican gubernatorial candidate has been invited to address an anti-abortion rally today on the Texas Capitol steps. Greg Abbott was invited by Texas Alliance for Life. Abortion will be an important topic in the race to replace Gov. Rick Perry. Abbott opposes abortion in all cases, except where the health of the mother is at risk.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) It's a 20-year federal prison term for a West Texas lawyer for a scheme to launder money to a Mexican drug cartel. El Paso lawyer Marco Antonio Delgado was found guilty in October of conspiring to launder up to $600 million for a now-defunct drug cartel between 2007 and 2008. Before his November 2012 arrest, Delgado was a member of the board of directors of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
DENTON, Texas (AP) A state appeals court has overturned a North Texas man's 2011 murder conviction in the disappearance and presumed death of his wife and ordered him acquitted. The 2nd Texas Court of Appeals cited a lack of sufficient evidence to support the conviction of Charles Stobaugh, for which he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was convicted of killing his 43-year-old wife Kathy Stobaugh.