Finding Lawyers Ineffective, CCA Grants New Trial to Woman

, Texas Lawyer


In the case centered around the child's death of salt intoxication, the five-lawyer defense team for Hannah Ruth Overton failed to show the jury deposition testimony by a salt intoxication expert.

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Originally appeared in print as New Trial Granted After Finding Lawyers Ineffective

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  • MaryAnn Lubas

    Having followed Hannah‘s story since 2009, it is my highest hopes that the D.A. will see the proof of innocence and not retry Hannah but to exonerate her and send her home to her loving family. Even while incarcerated, Hannah made the best of it, leading bible studies and helping other inmates. This is a woman full of love for her children and family and would never harm anyone. Kudo‘s to her trial attorney for realizing what went wrong at trial and the errors made that could of made the jury realize this was not a murder at all. Can‘t wait until we can welcome Hannah home!!!

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