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Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith is a staff writer at The Austin Chronicle.


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Daniel Villegas was 16 when he confessed to a double murder en El Paso. But almost 20 years later, he insists he's innocent, and the evidence backs him up.

Swearingen has faced execution four times for a crime scientists say he could not have committed.

Sentenced to die after his DNA was found on murder victim Stacy Stites, Reed insists it was proof of an illicit affair—and that her police officer fiancé is the real killer.

How the Texas governor launched an assault on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.

Hank Skinner was scheduled to die on November 9, but his execution was halted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Will the state finally agree to test the evidence in his case?

Texas death row prisoner Larry Swearingen has faced execution three times for a crime medical experts say he could not possibly have committed.