Trial Or Deal? Some Driven To Plead Guilty, Later ExoneratedMore than 300 of the more than 1,900 people who have been exonerated in the U.S. since 1989 pleaded guilty. Last year, 68 out of 157 exonerations were cases in which the defendant pleaded guilty.
Report Finds Record Number Of U.S. Exonerations In 2015The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2015, with nearly 40 percent of the cases involving individuals who were exonerated in homicides.
Imprisoned For 12 Years, Dallas Man To Be Exonerated For Rape ConvictionAfter spending 12 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Michael Phillips will finally be exonerated on Friday morning in Dallas.
State Bill Would Require DNA Testing For Death Penalty Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic Sen. Rodney Ellis want to require that all biological evidence in a murder trial be tested for DNA before a prosecutor can seek the death penalty.
Corsicana Man Convicted In '81 Stabbing Death Freed A 58-year-old Corsicana man walked free Monday after serving years for a crime he didn't commit -- the repeated stabbing of a woman whose body was found on a dirt road in rural Navarro County.
Texas Man Freed After DNA Clears Him Of 1988 Rape After serving 24 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, today a North Texas man received an apology from a judge and a standing ovation. David Lee Wiggins was freed Friday after DNA tests proved he wasn’t the person who raped a 14-year-old girl.
DNA Exoneration Lawyer Goes To TrialThe State Bar says Glasheen committed professional misconduct by charging fees that were illegal and unconscionable.
Formal Investigation Possible For Ex-Texas ProsecutorMichael Morton was freed last fall after DNA tests implicated someone else in the 1986 murder of his wife Christine. Now the man who prosecuted the case could face an investigation.