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Murder Charges Dropped Against Hannah Overton

An ABC News article discusses how the legal team at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley was able to have a murder conviction overturned on appeal for client Hannah Overton, a mother who was prosecuted and wrongfully convicted for the 2007 death of her 4-year-old foster son. The Nueces County District Attorney announced in April that he…
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Cameron Wins Appeal and Will Receive Murder Retrial

Vanessa Cameron will receive a new trial after being convicted of murder in 2012 and receiving a sentence of more than 70 years in prison. Cameron, represented by attorney Gerry Goldstein, appealed her sentence by arguing her constitutional right to a public trial previously was violated because the trial court excluded the public from voir…
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Corpus Christi Caller Times Discusses Hannah Overton’s Appeal

An article in the Corpus Christi Caller Times discusses the ruling released by the state’s highest court that Hannah Overton’s conviction be overturned. Attorney Cynthia Orr is representing Overton who was previously convicted for the murder of her 4-year-old foster son by sodium poisoning. In a 17-page opinion, the Court of Criminal Appeals cited Overton’s…
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Parole When Innocence Is Claimed

In the Room for Debate opinions page of the New York Times, criminal law experts and prison reform advocates tackle the issue of exoneration and innocence. The question put up for debate on November 13th is: “Should prisoners for whom there is substantial evidence of innocence be required to admit guilt to be granted parole?”…
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Overton Wins Appeal in Capital Murder Case

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the capital murder conviction of Hannah Overton (NO. WR-75,804-02). Overton was previously convicted for the murder of her four-year-old foster child by sodium poisoning in 2007. Her defense team included Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley’s attorney Cynthia Orr. The defense argued evidence was ignored that showed the child…
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Cynthia Orr to Receive 2014 Robert C. Heeney Award from NACDL

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will recognize Cynthia Hujar Orr with the Robert C. Heeney Award at the Foundation for Criminal Justice’s gala, “Celebrating Liberty’s Last Champions: Guardians of the Constitution” in August. The award, one of the organization’s most prestigious, is given every year to an NACDL member who best exemplifies the…
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Attorney Gerry Goldstein Discusses Local Racism Incident

As reported by KENS 5 in San Antonio on May 13, 2014, a Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center employee filed a complaint with the city against his supervisor for calling him a racial slur in front of other employees. City human resources employees investigated the claim that Facilities Coordinator Robert Lassare called the building maintenance…
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Attorney Gerry Goldstein Recalls Racy “Deep Throat” Case

As reported by the San Antonio Express-News, attorney Gerry Goldstein’s landmark case State of Texas v. Richard C. Dexter concerning the adult film “Deep Throat” is one that still teaches lessons about law. Richard C. Dexter was arrested four consecutive nights in 1974 and charged with commercial obscenity and felony possession of a criminal instrument after the…
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Attorney Cynthia Orr Featured in Film About Hannah Overton Capital Murder Case

Attorney Cynthia Orr has been featured in a documentary detailing the history of the Hannah Overton capital murder case in which a Corpus Christi woman was sentenced to life in prison for the death of her foster son. Orr and attorney Gerry Goldstein have worked with Overton in her attempt to overturn her 2007 capital…
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