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Fred Weber


Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Update: DA drops charges against woman in police brutality case

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe has dropped criminal charges against Alexis Alpha, the 22-year-old Texas State student whom a San Marcos police officer is accused of roughing up during an illegal arrest.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Murder trial turns spectacle as suspect prepares to testify

The prosecution rested Wednesday in the eighth day of a Buda murder trial, in what has become a lengthy spectacle in courtroom antics.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Luling teen faces three murder charges

The Luling teenager who left the scene of a botched marijuana heist and returned after all the shots had been fired now faces three counts of murder. A Hays County District grand jury has indicted Frank Castro,...

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

San Marcos coke dealer gets 30-year sentence

A San Marcos man with a litany of felony convictions was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week for dealing cocaine. Prosecutors say the 28-year-old James Miranda was an associate of Oscar Lopez, 56, who was...

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Peach speaks about DA controversy

Lynn Peach, the former Hays County assistant district attorney whose allegations of misconduct recently caused the Hays County District Attorney's office to recuse itself from the retrial of Shawn Nathan Shipman, sat down with Newstreamz for an...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Assistant district attorney says prosecutor, detective lied in steroids case

A Hays County assistant district attorney testified today that one of her fellow prosecutors and a San Marcos police detective lied about the source of a tip that led to a man's arrest on drug charges. District...