Houston – Thousands of boxes sit on shelves representing the stories of real people from around the Houston area. Those boxes contain the evidence from horrific crimes juries examined to determine a defendant’s fate.
To dig deeper into these notorious cases, KPRC 2 Investigates launched the original docuseries, ‘The Evidence Room.’ In each episode, you get unprecedented access to the Harris County Archives of Criminal Exhibits - like confession tapes, secret recordings, crime scene photos, and videos, and even the murder weapons used.
Some of the cases in the county archives became well-known across Texas and the country, changing how people think and act.
Do you ever wonder why you check your candy during Halloween? It may be because Ronald Clark O’Bryan put cyanide in Pixy Stix that killed his son and could have killed four more children in 1974.
Other cases changed the way the judicial system works. In the case of slain Officer James Irby, his widow created a foundation and successfully lobbied to end the practice of violent felons getting out of prison after serving only a fraction of their sentences.
Her foundation also carved a pathway to allow victims to give impact statements during the sentencing phase of a trial.
In the Best of ‘The Evidence Room,’ streaming exclusively on the KPRC 2+ livestream, we highlight all six cases we followed during the first season. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at what KPRC 2 Investigates has in store for Season 2.
Season 2 of ‘The Evidence Room’ premieres Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Ways to watch the KPRC 2+ livestream: