Ryan Autullo

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Dressed to impress, lawyer Adam Reposa is denied competency evaluation
 Despite what appeared to be an elaborate effort to show he is mentally unfit for trial, defense attorney Adam Reposa was denied a competency evaluation in his criminal contempt of court case. Reposa arrived to Thursday’s hearing at a Travis County courtroom in cowboy boots, short white pants, a pink blazer, a sailor hat, and an untied...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Despite what appeared to be an elaborate effort to show he is mentally unfit for trial, defense attorney Adam Reposa was denied a competency evaluation in his criminal contempt of court case. Reposa arrived to Thursday’s hearing at a Travis County courtroom in cowboy boots, short white pants, a pink blazer, a sailor hat, and an untied...
Dressed to impress, Adam Reposa denied competency evaluation — trial set
 Despite what appeared to be an ellaborate effort to show he is mentally unfit for trial, defense attorney Adam Reposa was denied a competency evaluation in his criminal contempt case. Reposa arrived to Thursday’s hearing at a Travis County courtroom in cowboy boots, short white pants, a pink blazer, a sailor hat, and an untied bow tie...

Posted: a day ago

Despite what appeared to be an ellaborate effort to show he is mentally unfit for trial, defense attorney Adam Reposa was denied a competency evaluation in his criminal contempt case. Reposa arrived to Thursday’s hearing at a Travis County courtroom in cowboy boots, short white pants, a pink blazer, a sailor hat, and an untied bow tie...
Mother of UT stabbing victim goes to court to see accused attacker
 Students at Woodland Elementary School in North Texas reported for the first day of classes on Wednesday, but one of their teachers was four hours away in a Travis County courtroom staring at the man suspected of killing her son in a vicious stabbing attack at the University of Texas. Lori Brown clutched a picture frame containing her son&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Students at Woodland Elementary School in North Texas reported for the first day of classes on Wednesday, but one of their teachers was four hours away in a Travis County courtroom staring at the man suspected of killing her son in a vicious stabbing attack at the University of Texas. Lori Brown clutched a picture frame containing her son&rsquo...
UT murder victim’s mother appears in court to see son’s alleged attacker
 10:15 a.m. Kendrex White made a brief appearance in court, but was not arraigned. The hearing was reset for Sept. 21. Murder victim Harrison Brown’s family and friends attended the hearing in shirts with his name and photo. Brown’s mother, Lori, clutched a framed picture of her son and used it to hide her face when White...

Posted: 3 days ago

10:15 a.m. Kendrex White made a brief appearance in court, but was not arraigned. The hearing was reset for Sept. 21. Murder victim Harrison Brown’s family and friends attended the hearing in shirts with his name and photo. Brown’s mother, Lori, clutched a framed picture of her son and used it to hide her face when White...
Federal judge questions Fenves ruling in UT sex assault case
 A federal judge questioned a decision by University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves to overturn a hearing officer’s ruling and punish a male student accused of assault for having sex with a drunk female student after a sorority formal in 2016. Judge Sam Sparks declined to rule on a motion for temporary injunction Friday in U.S...

Posted: 7 days ago

A federal judge questioned a decision by University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves to overturn a hearing officer’s ruling and punish a male student accused of assault for having sex with a drunk female student after a sorority formal in 2016. Judge Sam Sparks declined to rule on a motion for temporary injunction Friday in U.S...
Judge calls Fenves’ statement ‘absurd’ in UT sexual assault suspension
 Update 12:30 p.m. A University of Texas student who is suspended for sexual assault will not be able to attend the school in the upcoming fall semester. U.S. Judge Sam Sparks declined to rule on the man’s motion for a temporary injunction Friday, saying he first wants to hear from UT President Gregory L. Fenves. Fenves did not...

Posted: 7 days ago

Update 12:30 p.m. A University of Texas student who is suspended for sexual assault will not be able to attend the school in the upcoming fall semester. U.S. Judge Sam Sparks declined to rule on the man’s motion for a temporary injunction Friday, saying he first wants to hear from UT President Gregory L. Fenves. Fenves did not...
March trial set for men accused of shooting at Travis County judge
 The trial for three men suspected of shooting at Travis County Judge Julie Kocurek has been been pushed back five months to March 2018. A delay was expected after attorneys for two of the three defendants informed U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel last month that they probably would not be ready for trial in October. Yeakel hinted at a new date in early...

Posted: 8 days ago

The trial for three men suspected of shooting at Travis County Judge Julie Kocurek has been been pushed back five months to March 2018. A delay was expected after attorneys for two of the three defendants informed U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel last month that they probably would not be ready for trial in October. Yeakel hinted at a new date in early...
Lawyer’s complaint against a Travis County judge heading to grand jury
 A Travis County grand jury soon will be drawn into a legal battle between a County Court-at-Law judge and an Austin defense attorney she charged with contempt of court during a March drunken driving trial. The grand jury will meet within the next three weeks to determine if there’s sufficient evidence to charge County Court-at-Law No...

Posted: 9 days ago

A Travis County grand jury soon will be drawn into a legal battle between a County Court-at-Law judge and an Austin defense attorney she charged with contempt of court during a March drunken driving trial. The grand jury will meet within the next three weeks to determine if there’s sufficient evidence to charge County Court-at-Law No...
Lawyer’s complaint against Travis County judge heading to grand jury
 A Travis County grand jury soon will be drawn into a legal battle between a County Court-at-Law judge and an Austin defense attorney she held in contempt during a March drunken driving trial. The grand jury will meet within the next three weeks to determine if there’s sufficient evidence to charge Judge Nancy Hohengarten with official...

Posted: 9 days ago

A Travis County grand jury soon will be drawn into a legal battle between a County Court-at-Law judge and an Austin defense attorney she held in contempt during a March drunken driving trial. The grand jury will meet within the next three weeks to determine if there’s sufficient evidence to charge Judge Nancy Hohengarten with official...
UT student sues Fenves over sexual assault suspension
 A University of Texas student claims in a lawsuit that UT President Gregory L. Fenves misapplied the school’s sexual assault policy and suspended him for five semesters even though his accuser agreed to have sex after a sorority formal in spring 2016. The case, which raises questions about the rights of the accused, comes amid national...

Posted: 11 days ago

A University of Texas student claims in a lawsuit that UT President Gregory L. Fenves misapplied the school’s sexual assault policy and suspended him for five semesters even though his accuser agreed to have sex after a sorority formal in spring 2016. The case, which raises questions about the rights of the accused, comes amid national...
UT student sues Fenves over sexual assault suspension
 A University of Texas student claims in a lawsuit that UT President Gregory L. Fenves misapplied the school’s sexual assault policy and suspended him for five semesters even though his accuser agreed to have sex after a sorority formal in spring 2016. The case, which raises questions about the rights of the accused, comes amid national...

Posted: 11 days ago

A University of Texas student claims in a lawsuit that UT President Gregory L. Fenves misapplied the school’s sexual assault policy and suspended him for five semesters even though his accuser agreed to have sex after a sorority formal in spring 2016. The case, which raises questions about the rights of the accused, comes amid national...