Pamela Colloff

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Twenty-six years after he was wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife, Michael Morton sees the real killer brought to justice in a Texas courthouse.

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Adventures in the cosmetics department of a Neiman Marcus in Dallas.

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An oral history of the University of Texas Tower massacre.

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In October 2006 a four-year-old from Corpus Christi named Andrew Burd died mysteriously of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder, vilified from all quarters, and sent to prison for life. But was this churchgoing young woman a vicious child killer? Or had the tragedy claimed its second victim?

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A former priest becomes the prime suspect in the 1960 murder of a Texas beauty queen.

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Odessa High School students know her as “Betty,” a ghost that haunts the auditorium at night.  But few know much about the real Betty, whose 1961 murder was “the most sensational crime in West Texas in its day.”

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Early last year, 10 churches were torched in East Texas. The culprits? Two Baptist teens having a crisis of faith.

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Why did a small-town girl have her family brutally murdered?

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In 1992, Anthony Graves was arrested for brutally murdering a family in the middle of night. He had no motive. There was no physical evidence. The only witness recanted. And yet Graves remains behind bars.