CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

DNA Clears Man Of Fort Worth Sex Assault

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview DNA Clears Man Of Fort Worth Sex AssaultWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 DNA Clears Man Of Fort Worth Sex AssaultHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

jennifer lopez 770 DNA Clears Man Of Fort Worth Sex AssaultJennifer Lopez's Bathtub Selfie

 alt=The New Wonder Woman

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

FORT WORTH (AP) - DNA test results have cleared a man who’s served more than 20 years of a life sentence after being convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager.

The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office is recommending that David Lee Wiggins be released on bond immediately, pending a final decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Prosecutors say DNA test results show that Wiggins is not the source of genetic evidence found on the 14-year-old girl’s clothes.

He was convicted in 1989, a year after the assault in which the Fort Worth girl identified Wiggins as her attacker.

Wiggins’ attorney from the Innocence Project in New York filed a motion for post-conviction DNA testing.

Prosecutors received the lab results clearing Wiggins two weeks ago.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments