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.”
The first historical marker in the nation to memorialize someone wrongfully convicted will be unveiled Monday in Fort Worth.
A Fort Worth family is in a legal fight against a man they call ‘the lowest of the low.’
The long-estranged father of the first Texas inmate to be posthumously exonerated by DNA testing has suddenly come forward, claiming he’s entitled to half of the nearly $1.1 million the state awarded to the man’s family for his wrongful imprisonment.
A group that monitors capital murder cases in Texas says there may be a shift in public attitude. According to The Texas Defender Service (TDS), there were a record number of death sentences and executions carried out in Texas this year.
“You’re free to walk out of this courtroom today.” Those were the words said just minutes ago to Dale Lincoln Duke, a man who served 14 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Prosecutors will ask a judge in Dallas to exonerate a man convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and imprisoned for 14 years.
A felony drug charge could cost a Dallas County DNA exoneree millions. Under Texas law Steven Phillips is paid $80,000 a year for his wrongful conviction. But he loses the money if he’s convicted of a felony.
A Dallas man who spent 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault is free after being cleared by DNA evidence. Johnny Pinchback is the 22nd person exonerated through DNA testing in Dallas County.
A man who has served 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault is due to become the latest person exonerated through DNA testing in Dallas County. Johnny Pinchback, 55, has been cleared as a result of forensic testing.
The Texas Senate has voted to strengthen prison inmates’ access to post-conviction DNA testing.
Dallas has a growing community of men whose convictions have been overturned through DNA testing.