- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - A 32-year-old Houston man sent to death row for the fatal shooting of a police officer more than a decade ago has won a new trial.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Wednesday that telephone records bolstering Alfred Dewayne Brown’s claims of innocence in the death of Houston officer Charles Clark were withheld from Brown’s trial in 2005. The phone records surfaced last year as a homicide investigator was cleaning out his garage.

Then-Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson said a new trial was warranted. Brown’s trial judge agreed and sent his recommendation to the appeals court.

Clark was killed in 2003 during a robbery at a Houston check-cashing store. A store clerk also was killed.

Another man, Elijah Joubert, also is on death row for the killings.



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