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Laray Taylor

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

DA’s office cleared in Shipman case

A state district court has found the Hays County District Attorney's office free of impropriety in the case involving Shawn Nathan Shipman after a Writ of Habeas Corpus was denied in July and Shipman subsequently entered a guilty plea on Aug. 14.

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Shipman writ denied, new trial to proceed

The convoluted case of Shawn Nathan Shipman took another turn last week, when District Judge James F. Clawson Jr. denied Shipman's Writ of Habeas Corpus. As a result, Shipman's retrial will take place later this month. Shipman...

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Assistant district attorney resigns her post in protest

Assistant District Attorney Lynn Peach, whose allegations of fraud against another prosecutor and a San Marcos police detective set off a firestorm, has resigned from her position.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Peach resigns in protest from DA’s office

Hays County Assistant District Attorney Lynn Peach has resigned. Peach's allegations of misconduct in a drug prosecution led to a retrial from which the Hays County District Attorney's Office has asked to recuse itself.

Monday, May 11th, 2009

DA’s office moves to recuse self from Shipman case

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe has moved that her office be recused from the retrial of Shawn Nathan Shipman. A former assistant district attorney from Bell County may be appointed as a special prosecutor.

Monday, May 4th, 2009

DA controversy possibly linked to traffic stop

Visiting District Judge James F. Clawson Jr. granted Shawn Nathan Shipman a new trial Monday after issues regarding his arrest and conviction on narcotics charges were called into question by a Hays County assistant district attorney. In...

Monday, May 4th, 2009

DA agrees to new trial in Shipman drug case

Saying allegations of wrongdoing against a prosecutor and a detective "taint" the conviction, District Attorney Sherri Tibbe today agreed to a new trial for a man who pled guilty in March to drug trafficking and possession.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Judge recuses self from retrial hearing

A district court judge recused himself from a retrial hearing Tuesday after allegations that evidence in a steroid case presented by the Hays County District Attorney's office and the San Marcos Police Department was "suspect."

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...