Brain in a Bucket

A Dallas doctor’s cutting-edge technique to identify brain matter helped convict an alleged axe murderer. But where exactly did the doctor get the brains?

Source: D Magazine
Published: Jun 11, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,191 words)

Dr. Death

An investigation of neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, a madman with a scalpel.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Oct 24, 2016
Length: 26 minutes (6,622 words)

My Brother, the Murderer

A woman provides a new suspect for a 45-year-old murder mystery.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Jan 1, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,129 words)

The Scapegoat

“When I called someone, it was, ‘This is Mary Mapes with 60 Minutes,’ ” she says. “After I got fired, it was, ‘This is Mary Mapes with no one.’ ”

Source: D Magazine
Published: Oct 29, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4,494 words)

The High Life and Fast Times of Jim Dent

The story of an admired Texas writer, his life derailed by alcoholism.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Aug 3, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5,122 words)

Inside the Story of Ethan Couch and the ‘Affluenza’ Phenomenon

On June 15, 2013, an inebriated 16-year-old named Ethan Crouch slammed into four people with his truck, killing them instantly. During his sentencing hearing a psychologist infamously blamed his bad behavior on “affluenza,” a portmanteau describing the psychological problems that can affect children who come from money. Mooney takes us behind the story.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Apr 27, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5,576 words)

Food Fight

Chefs in Dallas are unhappy with Leslie Brenner, the restaurant critic for The Dallas Morning News, and her newspaper’s star rating system. So they’ve stop cooperating with her.

Author: Zac Crain
Source: D Magazine
Published: Jan 1, 2015
Length: 12 minutes (3,015 words)

How Not to Get Away With Murder

Frank Howard hired a hit man—and then his extended family and their friends—to kill his wife. The criminals repeatedly told the police about their harebrained plans, who didn’t believe them. And then everything unraveled.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Nov 26, 2014
Length: 24 minutes (6,218 words)

A Changed Woman

Amanda Barbour endured 10 years of conversion therapy. But she finally got her dream wedding.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Sep 6, 2014
Length: 17 minutes (4,363 words)

When the Bough Breaks

“Nichols steeled herself for the work that lay ahead, reminding herself, as she had so many times before, You wanted this job.” A profile of Sergeant Brenda Nichols, a former head of the Dallas Police Department’s Child Abuse Squad. The story goes deep on one of the hundreds of child abuse cases Nichols has investigated.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Jul 30, 2014
Length: 38 minutes (9,657 words)