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  • Randall Dale Adams was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for murdering a police officer in Dallas.  The Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction, the State dismissed the charge, and Adams was released after serving over 12 years in prison.

  • Frankie Williams was acquitted of the murder of a customer at a night club in Houston.  Randy persuaded the jury that the bartender shot the customer in the mistaken belief that he had just stolen money from the cashier and fled from the club; once he realized what he had done, he falsely accused the thief of shooting the customer.  As a postscript, after the criminal trial, the deceased’s widow hired Randy to sue the night club and the apartment complex in which it was located for wrongful death and to file a workers compensation claim.  Ultimately, the widow and her children received a generous settlement from the apartment complex and an award of benefits from the State.

  • Joseph Daniel Stewart was acquitted of a double murder after Randy persuaded the jury that the prosecution witnesses were not credible.

  • Archie Jackson, an African-American produce manager in a grocery store, was acquitted of the murder of the elderly Caucasian owner of the store during an argument.

  • Mr. Andrejczak, a dairy farmer in Brenham, was acquitted on the basis of accident and self-defense of the murders of his ex-wife and her lover in her home.

  • Tyrone Price was acquitted of murder, convicted of involuntary manslaughter, and sentenced to seven years for shooting a man after a dice game outside a church.

  • Harry Goss, a college professor, was acquitted of murder, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to seven years for shooting his neighbor during a noise dispute.

  • Jesse Talamantez was acquitted on the basis of mistaken identity of murder in a drive-by shooting.  A jury had previously convicted him and sentenced him to 99 years.  Randy obtained a reversal on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel and successfully represented him at the retrial.