The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          


 

HOME PAGE

 

ABOUT US

 
SUBSCRIBE HERE
 

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

 
ADVERTISNG HERE
 

AMBER ALERTS

 

EVENTS

 

CONTACT US

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
2013

 

WE GET LETTERS

 

VISIT OUR SUBSCRIBERS

 

HELPFUL LINKS

 
TEXAS MOST WANTED
 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

RECORDED 
INTERVIEWS

 

ARCHIVES

 

POLICE TO CITIZEN

 

RECOMMENDED
READING

 

SOUND-OFF

 

YOUR WEATHER


 

Appeals court issues acquittal in dog-scent murder case
Coldspring, Tex
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   THE WEATHER WHERE YOU ARE
ߦ   Dad got away with murder says Sheriff
ߦ   Houston police chief seeks body camera funding
ߦ   Katy resident sues Sheriff over new social media policy
ߦ   Killer of Texas Police Chief Capture in Ohio
ߦ   Laboratory Accreditation Board Recertifies Corpus Christi Police Forensics Services
ߦ   Mail Order Drug Scheme Busted in Galveston County
ߦ   Man Arraigned For Stabbing Officer in His Face
ߦ   Missing,Abducted and Lost Children
ߦ   Police criticize chief over protest march
ߦ   WANTED FUGITIVE - Houston Crime Stoppers
ߦ   Weekly Calls For Service Report - Harris County Constable, Pct 4
ߦ   1 dead, 1 injured in early morning shooting in Longview
ߦ   Activists Complain About Fundraiser For Officer Darren Wilson
ߦ   Anonymous tip leads deputies to marijuana plant fields in north Harris County [PHOTOS]
ߦ   Atlanta police officer accused of killing woman arrested attempting to leave country
ߦ   Bank Robbery – BBVA Compass Bank
ߦ   Blood Tech At CDC For Labor Day Weekend
ߦ   Bryan Police Warn Labor Day Motorists Against Drinking-Driving
ߦ   CCPD Investigating Death Of Six-Year Old
ߦ   Constable James Butler Hickok
ߦ   Cop Charged With Sex Crime Had Brilliant Police Career
ߦ   Deathrow Inmate: 'I'm quite prepared to die'
ߦ   Driver tells her side after daycare van stolen with kids inside
ߦ   Drug Search Warrant Nets Guns, Drugs, Cash [PHOTO]
ߦ   Family Disputes Claim That Handcuffed Man Killed Himself
ߦ   Labor Day DWI Crackdown
ߦ   Lubbock campus security could soon carry guns
ߦ   Man indicted in Central Texas police chief's death
ߦ   Mathis Police Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child Arrested [WATCH]
ߦ   Officials: 'Cops' crewman, robbery suspect killed by police in Wendy's shooting [WATCH]
ߦ   OKC police dog stabbed during Sunday pursuit dies Monday [WATCH]
ߦ   Patrol Report August 28, 2014 - Corpus Christi Police Dept.
ߦ   Police kill man; witness says rock-thrower charged at officer
ߦ   Police: Arkansas man charged in trooper assault
ߦ   School removes plaques honoring God
ߦ   She Was In Her Birthday Suit
ߦ   Two Arrested for Capital Murder
ߦ   Upcoming Labor Day weekend will be a ‘No Refusal Weekend’ in Fort Bend
ߦ   Weapons Scheduled For Destruction Go Missing
ߦ   9-1-1 Operator Hangs Up on Woman Needing Help For Child Locked in Car
ߦ   Angelina County Man Guilty in Wire Fraud Scheme
ߦ   Bastrop County settles Taser case for $775,000
ߦ   BUSTED & CUFFED - Pearland Police Dept.
ߦ   Can unarmed individuals kill police officers?
ߦ   Collin County Man Arrested for Smith County Bank Robbery
ߦ   Dallas Officer Involved Shooting [WATCH]
ߦ   Dream Comes True For 3-Year Old Cancer Victim [PHOTOS]
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement
ߦ   Father Charged With Murdering His Own Infant Son

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
March 4, 2013

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued an acquittal in the case of Megan Winfrey, 24, who has been behind bars since 2007 in a murder case in which her conviction was based almost entirely on evidence from dog-scent lineups.

Winfrey, along with her father, Richard Winfrey, and her brother Richard Winfrey Jr. were charged with the 2004 murder of school janitor Murray Burr in Coldspring. Richard Winfrey Jr. was acquitted by a jury in 2009. Richard Winfrey Sr. was convicted in 2007, but the Court of Appeals acquitted him in 2009, ruling that the dog-scent evidence was insufficient for his conviction.

The court's decision in Megan Winfrey's case was based largely on the one it issued when it acquitted her father, finding that the state's evidence against her was insufficient.


Police Newslink To The Full Story
Post a comment Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2014 The Police News. All rights reserved.