Live Video of “Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction” event

Facebook Live of “Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction: The Case of Charles Don Flores” event that took place on June 8th, 2023 in DeSoto, Texas. Part I: Part II : ... Read More

Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction – join us on June 8th!

  Please join us on for a community engagement event that will focus on Charles’s case as a vehicle for dissecting wrongful convictions—how they happen and why they are so difficult to unwind. It is sponsored by the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty with an impressive number of co-sponsors.   Details: Thursday, June ... Read More

Motion For Access To Evidence To Conduct DNA Testing

Filled by Gretchen S. Sween on September 9th, 2022 Charles Don Flores is currently confined on Texas’s death row pursuant to the judgment of the 195th District Court, Dallas County, Texas, entered in 1999. By and through counsel, Flores files this Motion for Access to Evidence to Conduct DNA Testing pursuant to Chapter 64 of ... Read More

Reply Brief in Support of Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Filled on May 24th, 2022 The State’s Brief in Opposition (BIO) contains no cogent legal argument. It relies on a stream-of-consciousness jumble of “facts,” cherry-picked largely from a trial record that is the product of prosecutorial misconduct and junk science. Presumably, the State’s goal is to suggest that the case of an indigent individual on ... Read More

Cert Petition For a Writ of Certiorari

Filed on March 4th, 2022 Charles Don Flores is again endeavoring to be heard by the highest court in the United States after the state courts refused to consider all the new evidence demonstrating his wrongful conviction and factual innocence. QUESTIONS PRESENTED The State obtained Charles Don Flores’s conviction based primarily on a mid-trial, in-court ... Read More

Declaration of John Wixted, Ph.D about Charles Don Flores’ Case

John Wixted is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California–San Diego (UCSD). His current research is concerned with the understanding of episodic memory. He investigates the cognitive mechanisms that underlie recognition memory, often using signal detection theory as a guide. A related line of research involves investigating how episodic memory is represented ... Read More

Forensic hypnosis is big in Texas. Here’s how it got its start

Texas Public Radio | By David Martin Davies Published December 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM CST When you think of “hypnosis” it’s probably unlikely you’d picture a Texas law enforcement officer. After all, Texas cops are known for their no nonsense approach to fighting crime. But actually, Texas has one of the most active forensic hypnosis ... Read More

One and Done: Researchers Urge Testing Eyewitness Memory Only Once

By Inga Kiderra November 03, 2021 To prevent wrongful convictions, only the first identification of a suspect should be considered We all know the scene from countless courtroom dramas: A witness points at the defendant and confidently declares to judge and jury: “That’s the one, that’s who did it!” But is it? Perhaps. If that ... Read More

[Podcast] Ask the Witness Only Once

Source : Podcast of the Association for Psychological Science. When an eyewitness stands up in court and identifies the person they say committed a crime, the impact can be powerful and effective. This dramatic testimony can be sincere and honest. It can also be wrong and tragically lead to wrongful convictions, lifelong incarcerations, and even ... Read More

D.A.s Are Asking Biden to End the Death Penalty. But Some Are Still Wielding It Themselves

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg Apr 05, 2021 Prosecutors who have championed criminal justice reforms are still seeking death sentences, opposing appeals, and, in some cases, have even petitioned for execution dates. On the morning of Jan. 29, 1998, Jill Barganier saw two men outside the home of her neighbor, Elizabeth Black, in Farmers Branch, Texas, according ... Read More