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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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 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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Hannah Overton Defense Attorney Gerry Goldstein Questions Former Prosecutor in Hearing

As reported by Texas Monthly on April 26th, 2012, former prosecutor Sandra Eastwood took the stand in the third day of the Hannah Overton hearing as attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned her about whether or not she withheld critical evidence from the defense. Goldstein questioned Eastwood about notes that were written in her handwriting, emails sent from her…
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Gerry Goldstein Questions District Attorney in Hannah Overton Hearing

As reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on April 25th, 2012,, former District Attorney Anna Jimenez testified she thought Sandra Eastwood, the lead prosecutor in Hannah Overton’s case, used unethical behavior during the trial.  Attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned Jimenez about whether she believed critical evidence was withheld from the defense when Overton was convicted of capital murder…
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Gerry Goldstein Begins Questioning Former Prosecutor in Hannah Overton Hearing

As reported by KIII TV on April 25th, 2012, the Hannah Overton hearing continued at the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi for the third day of testimony in which attorney Gerry Goldstein is trying to get Overton’s capital murder conviction overturned. One of Overton’s attorneys said key evidence was withheld from the defense when she was…
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Attorney Gerry Goldstein Questions if Evidence Was Withheld in Hannah Overton hearing

Attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned former prosecutor Sandra Eastwood about the Hannah Overton case, a trial in which the accused was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Eastwood was questioned about whether or not she withheld critical evidence from the defense. Goldstein questioned Eastwood about notes that were written in her handwriting, emails sent from…
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NACDL Supports U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against Life Sentences Without Parole for Some Teenage Offenders

As reported by the Legal Dish, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 28, 2010, that life sentences without parole cannot be handed out for juvenile offenders who commit crimes other than homicide. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers agreed with the court’s landmark decision, saying a life sentence without parole is as inappropriate as…
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