Maurice Chammah

Freelance writer Maurice Chammah lives in Austin. More of his work can be found at mauricechammah.com.

By Maurice Chammah:

Matagorda County District Attorney Steven Reis outside the courthouse in Bay City.
Criminal Justice

To Kill? Or Not to Kill?

As executions decline in Texas, a small-town prosecutor decides whether to seek the death penalty.

As executions decline in Texas, a small-town prosecutor decides whether to seek the death penalty. Read More

Elizabeth Ramirez served her sentence at the Hobby Unit in Marlin, where she worked at the prison’s print shop.
Criminal Justice

The Mystery of the San Antonio Four

For 20 years, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez have fought to prove their innocence.

For 20 years, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez have fought to prove their innocence. Read More

Brian Troupe
Criminal Justice

The Recanters: What Happens When Abuse Claims Come Undone?

Beverly Troupe once claimed her stepfather abused her, but now she says it never happened. She's not alone.

What happens when the key witness and victim in a horrific crime is a child too young and immature to reliably remember what happened? And how reliable are they when they change their minds? Read More

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