Murder & Murder
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
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.