Susan Wright was denied parole on June 12, 2014. Her next review is in June 2017.
This obviously wasn't filmed in either Galveston or Houston. Galveston does not have palm trees planted all around the beaches, nor do the beaches there have public volleyball nets. In addition, the trees in "Houston" are not native to the area, and the filming location was obviously much cooler than the Houston area. At one point, a reporter refers to the murder taking place in "Cypress Fair." There is no such place. There is an area named Cypress-Fairbanks outside of Houston, but no one ever refers to it at "Cypress Fair." It is either called "Cy-Fair" or by its full name.