Crime Issue

Posted By FW Mag Staff on 2017 Nov 30 - 3:32pm

By Sean Chaffin It’s a tough day for Deanna Boyd, but even tougher for the family she’s interviewing. As her recorder rolls, tears well in her eyes as yet another family tells a story of murder and anguish. The longtime crime journalist is working on the case of Jose “Martin...

Posted By FW Mag Staff on 2017 Nov 30 - 3:20pm

by Linda Blackwell Simmons It began on a hot summer night in 1994 in San Antonio. Three young women were visiting a fourth friend, Elizabeth Ramirez, in her apartment. Ramirez’s two nieces were also visiting — sisters, ages 7 and 9. Several weeks after that fateful night, the nieces...

Posted By FW Mag Staff on 2017 Nov 30 - 2:32pm

by Linda Blackwell Simmons The day began cold, but the sun finally appeared, making that Friday morning, January 30, 2004, mild and pleasant. It was 11:15 a.m. The parking lot at the Tom Thumb grocery store at Hulen and Bellaire, just southwest of downtown Fort Worth, was active with shoppers...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Nov 28 - 9:35am

On a spring evening in the mid-80s, 18-year-old Teresa Branch and her friend, Lisa, were having car trouble. Teresa’s red Pontiac Sunfire kept stalling out, causing her to pull off and park in an apartment complex lot. Because her home was only a half-mile away, Teresa decided to run back to...