Shirley Southerland was framed for murder. There were no eyewitnesses, no physical evidence, no murder weapon found. The only testimonies were from three known drug addicts, i.e. Angelica Cavasos, Pedro Cavasos, and Yvonne Gonzales, and informants for the Houston Police department.
On November 30, 2014, parole was granted.
On July 15, 2015, Shirley was released.