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Warren • Healy Notes & News

Man accused of having unprotected sex without revealing HIV

DALLAS Opening statements were heard on Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of having sex without disclosing a potentially deadly secret. Nathaniel Tumbwecalls himself a doctor and a reverend, but he’s on trial at Crowley Courthouse accused of having unprotected sex with a woman without telling her he had HIV Prosecutors told the jury that they will prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Tumbwe appeared to be visibly shaken during much of the morning’s opening statements. Prosecutors say he knowingly had sex with a 58-year-old woman against her...
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Man sentenced to death in 1984 murder, rape of SMU student

Donald Andrew Bess was sentenced this afternoon to die for the 1984 murder and rape of a Southern Methodist University student. Earlier this week, Bess, 61, was convicted of sexually assaulting Angela Samota, then stabbing her repeatedly, possibly with a kitchen knife from her condominium near the SMU campus. Samota was 20 at the time of her death. The murder remained unsolved for decades, until recent DNA tests connected Bess with the crime. He is currently serving a life sentence for an unrelated rape in the Houston area. In closing arguments this morning in the penalty phase of the trial,...
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Woman accused of killing, burying man

GARLAND, Texas, Oct. 6 (UPI) — Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a woman accused of killing a man buried beneath a concrete slab in the yard of his Garland, Texas, home. Charged with capital murder is Kwaneta Harris, who police said also paid another woman to falsely confess to killing Michael Giles, 46, a military retiree, The Dallas Morning News reported. Giles’s body was found a year after he was reported missing in October 2007. In an opening statement, Prosecutor Josh Healy said Harris and Giles had an on-and-off relationship for 10 years that ended when she shot him...
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Dallas County jury finds Hector Medina guilty of killing his two children

September 16, 2008 Dallas County jury finds Hector Medina guilty of killing his two children 12:00 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 By TIARA M. ELLIS / The Dallas Morning News tellis@dallasnews.com It took about six minutes Monday for a Dallas County jury to decide that Hector Medina was guilty of capital murder for killing his two children. That same jury began hearing evidence less than 30 minutes later for the punishment phase of the trial to determine whether Mr. Medina, 29, should be sentenced to death or life in prison with no opportunity for parole. Mr. Medina’s guilt...
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