A.C. Thompson

Investigative Reporter, Producer & Film Correspondent

Texas DA Will Re-Try Ernie Lopez on Sexual Assault Charges
Days after the Texas state appeals court threw out his 2003 conviction, a district attorney has decided to re-try Ernie Lopez on charges that he sexually assaulted a six-month old girl.
January 27, 2012
Texas Court Voids Conviction in Child Death Case
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today set aside the conviction of Ernie Lopez, an Amarillo man found guilty in 2003 of sexually assaulting six-month-old Isis Vas. The baby died shortly after the purported attack.
January 25, 2012
Gone Without a Case: Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated
When seniors die under suspicious circumstances, ProPublica and FRONTLINE have found, there's no guarantee anyone will investigate. Cases of neglect, abuse and even murder continue to elude authorities.
December 21, 2011
The Child Cases: 01-isis
The Child Cases
What happens when a child dies under suspicious circumstances?
June 28, 2011
Law & Disorder
An on-air and online investigation into questionable police shootings by the New Orleans Police Department in the wake of Katrina.
August 25, 2010