JOSEPH KENT MCGOWEN WEBSITE
"There are many people out there who know the truth;
that I am irrefutably innocent and that I was set up,
railroaded, and persecuted by the Harris County District
Attorney's Office and their suborned lying witnesses."
14th Court of Appeals
Remanded to the trial court for a new trial
February 3, 2000
"Ex-deputy retried in 1992 shooting death of woman
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
McGowen's 1994 murder conviction was overturned on the grounds that his
lawyer was not allowed to make an opening statement at his first trial.
The 14th Court of Appeals in April 1997 threw out his initial conviction
and 15-year prison sentence and said McGowen should get a new trial."
"'Rogue cop' gets 20 years in killing
Ex-deputy found guilty second time
DALE LEZON, Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle
Published 05:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2002