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Ryan Autullo

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Austin, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • Hookem.com
  • Austin American-Statesman
  • A-J Media
Past:
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • NEWS102.3 KRMG

Recent articles by Ryan:

Texas Longhorn football great Cedric Benson reported dead in motorcycle crash

University of Texas football great and former NFL player Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in West Austin, family members and friends said early Sunday. Austin emergency officials told the American-Statesman that they are investigating the crash in the 5600 block Mount Bonnell Road after 10 p.m. Saturday and had information that … → Read More

UPDATE: Reedy sentenced to 25 years for fatally stabbing roommate in 2017

An Austin man who had his murder conviction overturned in 2006 has been convicted of murder again, but in an unrelated case, after a Travis County jury → Read More

Jury finds Charles Reedy guilty of murder for stabbing roommate in 2017

An Austin man who had his murder conviction overturned in 2006 has been convicted of murder again, but in an unrelated case, after a Travis County jury → Read More

Ex-UT star Cedric Benson guilty of lesser charge in DWI case

Travis County prosecutors dismissed a February 2017 drunken driving charge against former University of Texas star running back Cedric Benson in a plea deal that called for Benson to be found guilty of a lesser misdemeanor charge. Benson, 36, appeared in court Wednesday for a scheduled pretrial setting and pleaded no contest to obstruction of … → Read More

Defense lawyer says ex-firefighter Reed's accuser lied to get out of legal trouble

Former Austin firefighter Marcus Reed's sexual assault trial began Wednesday with his defense attorney telling the jury that his accuser falsely concocted → Read More

Austin man previously exonerated of murder on trial for another slaying

An Austin police officer patrolling an area east of downtown on the opening day of South by Southwest in 2017 said that, at the time, he didn't think much → Read More

Bonnen won't be at House hearing, but Sullivan might be

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has not been asked to appear before the Texas House General Investigating Committee when it meets Monday to consider if and → Read More

Bonnen won't be at House hearing, but Sullivan might be

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has not been asked to appear before the Texas House General Investigating Committee when it meets Monday to consider if and → Read More

Bonnen wasn't asked to appear at hearing on Sullivan allegation

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has not been asked to appear before the Texas House General Investigating Committee when it meets Monday to consider if and → Read More

3D-printer gun activist Cody Wilson pleads guilty in child sex case, avoids prison

Cody Wilson, the Austin man who sparked a nationwide legal fight over the constitutionality of firearms made with a 3D printer, pleaded guilty Friday in → Read More

Ex-DPS intel chief accused of sex assault released on reduced bail

John Jones, the now-fired Texas Department of Public Safety chief of intelligence and counterterrorism, is getting out of jail after a Travis County judge → Read More

Longtime Austin Judge Gisela Triana running for Texas Supreme Court

Judge Gisela Triana has served at every level of the Texas judiciary except for one.She hopes to change that next year.Triana, a Democrat who is less than → Read More

In Travis DA race, Margaret Moore’s record on sexual assault cases takes center stage

With seven months to go before the local Democratic primary, the Travis County district attorney's race has taken on a hostile turn with incumbent → Read More

Travis County moves forward on public defender's office; state approval now pending

Travis County inched closer to getting a public defender's office Tuesday when county commissioners approved a state grant proposal to enhance the quality → Read More

Travis County's public defender plan falls short without 24/7 representation, lawyers say

Travis County's yearlong wait for a public defender's office comes down to a do-or-die vote Tuesday at a time when defense lawyers are expressing indignation over not getting a key function they thought the office would get.In May, the county submitted a grant proposal to the state that included language for an around-the-clock attorney at magistration — the initial stage after an arrest when a… → Read More

Travis DA Moore resigns from sex assault task force, citing criticism over cases

Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore has resigned before starting any work on a statewide task force aimed at developing best practices for sexual assault prosecutions, citing backlash from critics who say her office has done a poor job of bringing attackers to justice.Moore resigned Friday in a letter to Texas District & County Attorneys Association President Jarvis Parsons, who had… → Read More

Competency tests ordered for former Capitol staffer charged with murder

A former Texas Capitol staffer accused of committing a string of apparently random shootings last summer that left his South Austin neighbor dead and two → Read More

Suspect in chance killing of Austin mother Ebony Sheppard to plead guilty, lawyer says

An Austin man charged in a violent crime spree that began on Christmas Day 2017 with two robberies and continued the next day with the chance fatal shooting of 30-year-old mother Ebony Sheppard has agreed to plead guilty.The defense attorney for Xavier O'Neal Lewis, 21, appeared in Travis County district court Tuesday and worked out a plea agreement with prosecutors that eliminates the need for… → Read More

New state laws could guide judge's ruling in local suit over sex assault investigations

A federal judge appears to be nearing a decision in a class action lawsuit that accuses the city of Austin and Travis County of not responding adequately → Read More

Austin Council Member Garza's backers file paperwork for Travis County attorney's race

Austin City Council Member Delia Garza received a significant boost for a potential run to become county attorney of Travis County when supporters on Thursday filed paperwork to draft her in the 2020 Democratic primary.The step substantiated chatter, floating in party circles for several months, about Garza's desire for the job.Garza said in a text message to the American-Statesman that she had… → Read More