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Saturday, December 8, 2012

What's Wrong With Williamson County?

Murder charges dismissed against man who spent more than year in Williamson County jail Round Rock — After spending 427 days behind bars, and just one week before his murder trial was scheduled to begin, a former University of Texas basketball player walked out of the Williamson County Jail on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him. One of Fairs’ attorneys, Jeremiah Williams, said there were “multiple items of evidence, including DNA and fingerprints, which had yet to undergo forensic testing by law enforcement.” Williams said he discovered that some evidence hadn’t been tested after he made a request for the complete file on Fairs from law enforcement and in July received 4,500 pages, 25 DVDs, reports and photographs. After studying the file he found out there were fingerprints from the scene that didn’t match the fingerprints of Fairs and also blood that hadn’t been identified, Williams said. “During the course of preparing for trial, the

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