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Brutal Murder of Dana Clair Edwards Shocks Tony Texas Town
CBS News ^ | December 8, 2012

Posted on 12/10/2012 1:25:27 AM PST by nickcarraway

It takes a lot to get defense attorney Dick DeGuerin away from his cattle and into a courtroom. He's one of the most famous defense lawyers in Texas. He can pick and choose his cases and he's chosen the case of Thomas Ford.

"Look very carefully at the evidence and you will find that Thomas Ford is not guilty," DeGuerin addressed the court at trial. "I'm worried that an innocent man could be convicted."

Thomas Ford, 43, is from one of the best families in one of the best neighborhoods of San Antonio. He's charged with killing his former girlfriend Dana Clair Edwards.

DeGuerin will do battle with three of San Antonio's top prosecutors, led by Catherine Babbitt.

"Man, you guys are going against Dick DeGuerin..." Babbitt quipped to "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger.

Her co-counsel, Kirsta Melton and Kathy Cunningham, knew well what they were up against.

"The Fords had everything they could want," Cunningham explained. "They had the best attorney -- a lot of money. So, we were behind the eight ball. And even if we lost it, we were going to fight as hard as we could for Dana and for the Edwards."

Video Prosecutors on the challenges of the case »

On Jan, 2, 2009, Dana Clair's body was found face down in her condo.

"You try to think, well, what could have happened. You can never imagine that someone would murder your child," said her mother, Deborah.

"We thought Dana was in the safest place in the world," said her father, Darrell.

Deborah and Darrell Edwards raised Dana Clair in the tony San Antonio neighborhood called Alamo Heights.

Video: Life inside the Alamo Heights "bubble"

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous

1 posted on 12/10/2012 1:25:34 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Cowboy Bob
The Female of the Species.
3 posted on 12/10/2012 2:13:30 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Cowboy Bob


Didn’t your mom tell you that broads hate to be called “chicks”?

Anyway, Ford was found guilty, even Dick DeGuerin couldn’t save him.

4 posted on 12/10/2012 2:32:30 AM PST by AlbertWang
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To: nickcarraway

I am not familiar with this case but should be. There is something odd about the American people and their culture where 43-year-olds having “girlfriends” is still the norm.

5 posted on 12/10/2012 4:31:11 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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