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 … Continue reading “Motion For Access To Evidence To Conduct DNA Testing”

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 … Continue reading “Reply Brief in Support of Petition for a Writ of Certiorari”

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 … Continue reading “Cert Petition For a Writ of Certiorari”

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 … Continue reading “Declaration of John Wixted, Ph.D about Charles Don Flores’ Case”

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 … Continue reading “Forensic hypnosis is big in Texas. Here’s how it got its start”

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 … Continue reading “One and Done: Researchers Urge Testing Eyewitness Memory Only Once”

[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 … Continue reading “[Podcast] Ask the Witness Only Once”

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 … Continue reading “D.A.s Are Asking Biden to End the Death Penalty. But Some Are Still Wielding It Themselves”

Pleading to oppose the request for the execution date

Filed on April 6th, 2021 CHARLES DON FLORES’S RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO THE STATE’S LATEST MOTION TO SET EXECUTION DATE On Good Friday, April 2, 2021, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office elected to file, on the State’s behalf, a Renewed Motion to Set Execution Date (Latest Execution Motion). In light of the circumstances, the … Continue reading “Pleading to oppose the request for the execution date”

2nd Subsequent Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus

Filed on February 3rd, 2021 Applicant Charles Don Flores is currently confined on death row in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas. His wrongful conviction was obtained in a trial plagued by police and prosecutorial misconduct and where his insistence on his innocence was overridden by trial counsel in closing … Continue reading “2nd Subsequent Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus”