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.
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.
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.
An inmate in Fort Worth is expected to be released on Friday. DNA evidence shows that David Wiggins did not commit the rape that he was jailed for more than two decades ago.
Death penalties have become a rarity from juries in some parts of Texas in the wake of a string of prison inmates who have been exonerated by DNA and other new evidence.
More than 2,000 people who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in the U.S. in the past 23 years, according to a new study by two universities.
Allen was convicted of two 1983 Dallas-area murders. But his conviction was reversed in 2009 and he was freed.
Two men will be formally exonerated of a nearly 30-year-old rape and shooting after DNA tests in Dallas County implicated others in the attack.
The Innocence Project of Texas has become famous because of their association with DNA exonerations in the state. To hear of another case of wrongful conviction unfortunately isn’t rare, but to learn the project actually located the guilty parties is.
On Friday, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins commented on a statement he made declaring that his great-grandfather was executed by the state of Texas.
The prosecutor leading an aggressive push to free wrongly imprisoned inmates is calling for a review of the capital punishment system.
For years, Richard Miles waited for the words to be spoken. On Wednesday morning, a Dallas County judge finally said it. “This court finds you innocent.”