Louis L. Akin

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Austin Private Investigator Louis L. Akin has more than 25 years’ experience performing investigations in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, medicolegal death investigation, as well as performing electronic sweeps to detect telephone taps or room bugs. Louis is one of only two investigators in Texas who have twice been awarded a Meritorious Commendation for Investigative Excellence by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. Louis has written articles on TSCM for the American College of Forensic Examiners, the National Association of Criminal Defense Investigators, TCDLA, and magazines including Texas Investigator.

Stories from Louis L. Akin

Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders
Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Who Killed These Girls? is a true story about Austin criminal defense lawyers fighting to save three defendants—Robert Springsteen Jr., Michael Scott, and Maurice Pierce—from death sentences resulting from false confessions.

Proving Self-Defense: Gunshot Wound Analysis in Crime Scene Reconstruction
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

In New Mexico v. Jimmy Garcia, criminal defense attorney Lelia “Lee” Hood was faced with the unnerving challenge of trying to save an innocent person from a zealous prosecutor—not an altogether unique mission for a veteran criminal defense attorney, but a perilous one still (Cause No.