MAN FOUND GUILTY IN ANTI-GAY BEATING
A Dallas County jury convicted a man Wednesday in what prosecutors said was an anti-gay attack in July 2008. John Gunter, 32, was found guilty of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the robbing and beating of Jimmy Lee Dean in Dallas. Dean survived, but suffered many injuries, including a fractured back, dislocated jaw, and his chin was broken in half, the Dallas Morning News reported. Gunter faces up to life in prison.
GARLAND POLICE INCREASE DRUNKEN-DRIVING PATROLS
Police will increase efforts during Garland schools' spring break to keep drunken drivers off streets. The department will add extra patrols starting Friday through March 22. Officers will also be looking for minors who are driving under the influence. The cost is being covered by an impaired driver mobilization grant.
ARMED MEN SHOOT 3, KILL 1 IN APARTMENT COMPLEX
Dallas police say three armed men swept through a small Oak Cliff apartment complex Tuesday night, robbed a family and shot three brothers, killing one. Karen De La Cruz said the men spend an hour in her apartment, robbed her family and threatened to kill her 11-month-old daughter. Police said two of the men shot three men in an upstairs apartment. Roberto Ramos, 32, was shot and killed. Ramos' two brothers, Martin Figueroa, 20, and Eustacio Torres, 28, were shot and taken to a local hospital. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.
MOTHER CHARGED IN DEATH OF 4-YEAR-OLD
Police said a DeSoto mother has been charged with killing her 4-year-old daughter. Investigators said Lasonia Darton confessed to throwing Trinity Childs, 4, from a bed. The girl hit a rail and suffered internal injuries, police said. Trinity fell unconscious three days later, and Darton called for help, police said. Trinity died on the way to the hospital.
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POLICE TELL WOMEN TO "SAY NO WHILE YOU STILL CAN"
Fort Worth police said the number of alcohol-related sexual assaults in the city has suddenly increased. Police said they believe the drink of a victim of a recent sexual assault in the Stockyards area may have been drugged. Police released surveillance photos Wednesday of two men wanted for questioning in the attack. Click here to read the see the photos and read the story on NBCDFW.com.