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Too tall: Does video evidence prove a Texas inmate was wrongfully convicted?

During Powell’s trial, prosecutors hired Michael Knox, a former detective in the Jacksonville, Fla., sheriff’s office. Knox had never testified in a case where he made a height determination based on video analysis, and he hadn’t been trained in the science of it.

He told the jury that the robber in the video footage was at least 6-1, but he was leaning as he walked, which explained why his head lined up with the 5-7 measurement strip on the door.

Despite her initial description of a shorter robber, the cashier told the jury Powell was the man who pulled a gun on her.

To counter their testimony, defense lawyers presented witnesses from another robbery connected to the same man. They said the gunman was shorter than Powell, the CD salesman they knew as “GQ” who often sold his wares in their parking lot.

Michael Magana, one of Powell’s trial lawyers, said during a recent

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2017/11/09/tall-video-evidence-prove-texas-inmate-wrongfully-convicted

Missing Oklahoma girl may be heading to Texas

As Amarillo Animal Management Welfare works toward lowering the euthanasia rate of shelter animals, staff is looking for volunteers who not only work with the cats and dogs, but the people who come in to adopt or surrender.

Read more at: http://www.newschannel10.com/story/36708559/missing-oklahoma-girl-may-be-heading-to-texas

Texas police search for clues in case of unidentified child

The Galveston Police Department is working with federal and state agencies in a national search for the young Hispanic boy’s identity — and to find out why no one has reported him missing.

“We’re waiting on the medical examiner’s report to determine a cause of death. But we’re working with the FBI now, as well as other federal and state agencies to really strategize the best way to move forward with the investigation,” said Galveston police Capt. Joshua Schirard. “We’ve gotten probably close to a thousand tips from the news stories and social media posts that have been out there. We’re hopeful we’ll have more information soon.”

It took only a few days after police released a composite sketch nationally for a relative to identify the little girl nicknamed Baby Grace whose body was

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/texas/article/Texas-police-search-for-clues-in-case-of-12309266.php

Father of missing 3-year-old Texas girl charged after changing his story about her disappearance

DALLAS – The father of a missing 3-year-old North Texas girl is back in police custody after he voluntarily submitted to questioning in his daughter’s disappearance.

A Richardson police spokesman says Wesley Mathews was charged Monday afternoon with first-degree felony injury to a child, a crime punishable by up to life imprisonment.

Sgt. Kevin Perlich said bond has been set at $1 million for Mathews.

Perlich said the 37-year-old adoptive father of Sherin Mathews submitted to questioning voluntarily, but the particulars of his answers that might have led to the charge have not yet been explained.

However, Perlich said Wesley Mathews gave different answers to police questions than before.

Previously, the father had told police he ordered the girl to stand outside the family home at about 3 a.m. on Oct. 7 as punishment for not drinking her milk.

Investigators are awaiting confirmation that the body of a young child found Sunday morning in a culvert

Read more at: http://kfor.com/2017/10/24/father-of-missing-3-year-old-texas-girl-charged-after-changing-his-story-about-her-disappearance/

TEXAS DIGEST: A third of Rockport might not be rebuilt – Austin American

Federal authorities have arrested eight men in North Texas on charges they sold women, including at least three juveniles, to have sex with men who had responded to online advertising.

Read more at: http://www.statesman.com/news/state--regional/texas-digest-third-rockport-might-not-rebuilt/PhYHF04wUJ8yVHPNgRZsPL/

AMBER Alert for 3-year-old Texas girl discontinued

RICHARDSON, Tex. – An AMBER Alert issued Saturday for a 3-year-old girl was discontinued Monday afternoon after investigators reportedly failed to find any leads in her whereabouts.

Sherin Mathews was last seen Oct. 7 wearing a pink top and black pajama bottoms. Her father, Wesley Mathews, was arrested Saturday and charged with abandoning or endangering a child.

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