With the Dallas DA's election only a couple of months away in August of last year, incumbent DA Craig Watkins announced a capital murder indictment in a decades old murdered police officer case. He issued a press release, held a rare public press event where he actually appeared in front of the camera, and reprinted the Dallas Morning News story on his official campaign site. The indictment was based on "new evidence" although he wouldn't say what it was.
Fast forward to last Friday when the election is over and won. (Story). The dismissal request is based on "new evidence" although he wouldn't say what it was.
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