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Don't Mess With Texas, The Jason Payne Case

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As the old saying goes, Don't Mess With Texas.  Littering in alone can cost you up to $1000 fine.  A faulty invetigation can cost you life without the possibility of parole.  On December 11, 2007, just two weeks before Christmas, Nichole Payne was shot in the head with a 30/30 rifle inside her bedroom.  In the garage converted bedroom her son Taylor was  laying partially on the bed with a gunshot wound to the head with the same 30/30 rifle which lay between his legs.  Jason Payne, Nichole's husband and Taylor stepfather returned from dropping his child off to school to find his wife and stepson shot. He immediately called 911.  The initial analysis determined that a murder-suicide occured and Taylor was the shooter.  However, were investigators determined to make Jason Payne the suspect of a double murder?  Did they clearly manipulate evidence and fail to request or purposely exclude DNA testing on the murder weapon?  Did the state make claims that Jason Payne attempted to wipe clean the murder weapon when it was clearly not the case?  Tune in this Wednesday as our guest will be Jason's mother Faye, his sister Melisa and Dick Blanchard of Advocates for the Wrongfully Convicted.  6 PM EST.  

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