We mentioned last week that Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter recently took a leave of absence to deal with family troubles involving his son. The 17-year-old had been charged with felony sexual assault of a child stemming from an incident that took place at a gathering at an apartment in Prosper on May 4. Hunter's son was arrested along with a 17-year-old classmate and three juvenile boys.
Let's be clear: penalties for DWI convictions can be very serious, particularly for those who are repeat offenders. Case in point: a Fort Worth man was recently sentenced to 45 years in prison after receiving his fifth DWI conviction.
Torii Hunter, outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels, reportedly took an indefinite leave of absence on Monday in order to deal with recent allegations of sexual abuse against his 17-year-old son. The boy was reportedly facing charges of sexual assault in Texas following an incident.
Domestic violence incident in Dallas and across the country sometimes involve strangulation. Strangulation is the attempt to impede normal blood flow and/or air flow by putting pressure on the neck or throat. In domestic violence cases, the occurrence of strangulation is strongly correlated to an increased risk of death.
A recent editorial in the Odessa American reflected on the recent exonerations of two Dallas men, who had been charged with sexual assault in connection with a rape and shooting back in 1983. The two, as we noted in an earlier post on the topic, were convicted based largely on photo-lineup identification. Recent DNA evidence, however, was able to clear their names.
According to the Insurance Journal, the Harris County District Attorney's Office recently announced that it has hired a new insurance fraud prosecutor and investigator with financial assistance from The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). The move, it is said, is an attempt to be proactive in regard to insurance fraud.
Our Dallas readers may have heard about the arrest of Deion Sanders' wife, Pilar Sanders, last week after a domestic dispute. Sanders had apparently called police from his Prosper residence complaining that his 38-year-old wife and another woman had assaulted him during a domestic dispute. The couple, as our readers may know, has three children together and are currently going through a bitter divorce.
On Monday, two Dallas men receive official exoneration from convictions of aggravated sexual assault stemming from a rape and shooting that occurred back in 1983. Based largely on evidence from a photo-lineup identification, prosecutors in the case were able to convince the court that both men were guilty of forcing a woman into a vehicle at gunpoint, raping and shooting her and leaving her for dead in a field.