Death Sentenced Overturned for Defendant Represented by Goldstein & Orr

Geronimo Rene Gutierrez was sentenced to death in 2002 for the alleged offense of the kidnapping and murder of Rick Marin of San Antonio. According to court records, Mr. Gutierrez was accused of abducting Rick Marin and shooting him five (5) times so that he could steal his Ford Mustang for its engine. Not long…
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Cynthia Orr Discusses the Pandemic at the ABA House of Delegates on behalf of the NACDL

The Chair now recognizes Cynthia Orr to speak in opposition to the motion to amend. 10:25:36 You have five minutes. 10:25:42 >> Cynthia Orr:  Thank you, Chair Bay. 10:25:57 Delegates, and observers… the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, who I represent in the house, appreciates the temporary need to consider innovative solutions to navigate…
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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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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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