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Judge Formally Exonerates Dallas Man Of Murder

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.”

02/22/2012

Historical marker honoring wrongfully convicted Texan Tim Cole. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Historical Marker Honors Wrongfully Convicted Texas Man

The first historical marker in the nation to memorialize someone wrongfully convicted will be unveiled Monday in Fort Worth.

02/06/2012

The current headstone for wrongfully convicted Texan Tim Cole. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Estranged Father Of Exoneree Wants Part Of State Settlement

A Fort Worth family is in a legal fight against a man they call ‘the lowest of the low.’

12/23/2011

The current headstone for wrongfully convicted Texan Tim Cole. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Estranged Dad Of Exonerated Texas Inmate Seeks Pay

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.

12/23/2011

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Death Sentences & Executions At Record Low In Texas

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.

12/15/2011

Exoneree Dale Lincoln Duke with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Judge Declares Dallas Man Innocent After 14 Years In Prison

“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.

11/04/2011

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Dallas Man May Be Exonerated After 14 Years In Jail

Prosecutors will ask a judge in Dallas to exonerate a man convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and imprisoned for 14 years.

11/04/2011

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Drug Charge Could Cost Dallas Co. DNA Exoneree Millions

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.

08/23/2011

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Dallas Man Freed After DNA Evidence Cleared Him

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.

05/12/2011

Labels on vials indicate sexual assault case numbers for DNA evidence samples. (credit:  Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

DNA Clears Dallas Man In 27-Year-Old Rape Case

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.

05/11/2011

A civilian scientist handles processed DNA extractions. (credit: Robert King/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Votes To Strengthen DNA Testing

The Texas Senate has voted to strengthen prison inmates’ access to post-conviction DNA testing.

04/06/2011

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

Dallas DNA Exonerees Look To Each Other For Support

Dallas has a growing community of men whose convictions have been overturned through DNA testing.

02/16/2011

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