Contrast: In addition to writing, Angelou is also known for her work as an actress and film and television producer.
In 1999, a jury found Sutton guilty of aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault. But the KHOU 11 segment, the first of a multipart investigative series on the Houston crime lab, encouraged her.
Shortly after e‑mailing the station, she received a call from David Raziq, a veteran television producer in charge of KHOU 11’s investigative unit.
of 2002, Carol Batie was sitting on her living-room couch in Houston, flipping through channels on the television, when she happened to catch a teaser for an upcoming news segment on KHOU 11, the local CBS affiliate. “I scared the kids, I was screaming so loud,” Batie told me recently. ’ I knew that all these years later, my prayers had been answered.”The subject of the segment was the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory, among the largest public forensic centers in Texas.
By one estimate, the lab handled DNA evidence from at least 500 cases a year—mostly rapes and murders, but occasionally burglaries and armed robberies.