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Barry Scheck

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Dallas Rape Victim Angry After Convicted Attacker Freed

In 1981, Rickey Dale Wyatt was sent to prison after Dallas County jurors convicted him of a brutal rape. Wyatt was released from jail Wednesday because of a prosecutorial error during his trial. But the woman who accused him stands by her story: She says her memory of the crime is as sharp today as the blade that left her body scarred on Nov. 1, 1980.

01/04/2012

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Innocence Project: Overhaul Death Penalty Laws

A leading anti-death penalty lawyer says the execution of a Texas man whose plea for DNA testing was ignored shows procedures and laws covering capital punishment need to be changed.

CBSDFW.COM–11/12/2010