Farmers Branch Crime
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Friday Jun 24 | via SFGate
Chrisheena Milburn, 25, is one of four Houston thieves who drove straight to the FBI's headquarters after robbing a man in Dallas on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Chrisheena Milburn, 25, is one of four Houston thieves who drove straight to the FBI's headquarters after robbing a man in Dallas on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 14 | via Dallas Morning News
Prosecutors say a Lancaster man on trial this week laid waste to a CVS store last summer in a failed attempt to crack open the cash machine inside. Up to six men broke into the Farmers Branch convenience store on Aug. 4, police say, but only one of them has been arrested and tried. Comment?
Wednesday Jun 1 | via The Austin Chronicle
Charles Don Flores received a stay of execution from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals just six days before his scheduled execution date of June 2. On May 19, the court had received a series of motions filed by Flores' attorneys arguing that their client should have his execution stayed and be granted a new trial because the merits of his conviction were potentially rooted in junk science namely, a pivotal witness who was only able to identify Flores at the scene of the murder after police put her under hypnosis in order to secure a testimony. Flores, 46, was sentenced to death after being found guilty of capital murder for the killing of Betty Black , who was found dead in her house in Farmers Branch on the morning of Jan. 29, 1998. Comment?
May 29, 2016 | via Dallas Morning News
A man set for execution in the slaying of a 64-year-old Farmers Branch grandmother during a 1998 burglary has won a reprieve because a witness identified him after undergoing hypnosis. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stopped the scheduled lethal injection of 46-year-old Charles Don Flores last week. Comment?
May 27, 2016 | via Texas Tribune
Charles Don Flores, 46, was convicted in the 1998 murder of 64-year-old Elizabeth "Betty" Black during a home burglary In his latest appeal, filed to the state's high court about two weeks ago, his attorneys argued that Flores should get a new trial because the linchpin of the state's original case was based on the "fundamentally flawed" hypnosis of Black's neighbor Jill Bargainer, who testified as an eyewitness in Flores ' trial. "Lynn said the hypnosis was done horribly wrong ... and likely caused a false memory that identified Charles," said Greg Gardner, Flores' attorney. Comment?
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