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Texas Parents Blame ‘Demons’ for 2-Year-Old Son’s Death

A Texas couple blamed “demons” and “not worldly” forces for the recent death of their two-year-old son and for injuries authorities found on their eight-month-old daughter. However, the evidence told a different story and local law enforcement charged these young parents with capital murder.

Erica Gomez is charged with the capital murder of her infant daughter.

Texas Woman Killed Newborn Daughter, Say Police

A teenage mother is in a Texas jail after she allegedly killed her newborn infant daughter. The mother allegedly stabbed her daughter in the neck and body before leaving her in the garage to die.

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Texas Mom Accused of Stabbing 4-Year-Old Daughter to Death

HOUSTON, Texas — The Harris County District Attorney’s Office filed capital murder charges against a woman after she allegedly stabbed her own daughter to death. The killing of the four-year-old came after the woman reportedly fought with a yet unnamed boyfriend.

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Family of Murdered Victim Say Released Death Row Inmate No Innocent Victim

Glenn Ford was released after serving 30 years on death row when the Caddo District Attorney asked that the man’s conviction and sentence be set-aside. The District Attorney found new evidence about the actual gunman after an investigation into another homicide. The attorney who prosecuted apologized for his part in not looking under every rock for the evidence. The man’s release was extensively covered by the media but the murder victim’s family want people to know “Glenn Ford is not an innocent victim.”

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Former KKK Grand Dragon to be Tried for Capital Murder in Kansas

A Kansas judge ruled that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan will stand trial for capital murder in the alleged killings of three people. The victims were shot in the parking lot of a Jewish community center and assisted-living facility nearly one-year ago. The former KKK grand dragon was convinced he was dying at the time and wanted “to make damned sure I killed some Jews or attacked the Jews before I died,” according to a statement he made to the Kansas City Star.

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Official Oppression Trial Begins Against Texas CPS Worker

The criminal trial for a Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) worker is set to start this week. The CPS worker has been charged with official oppression for subjecting a person under CPS investigation “to search and seizure that the defendant knew as unlawful.” Criminal charges against CPS employees related to their actions in child protective services cases are rare.