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.
Judge Says Dallas Man Should Be Exonerated In Rape A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
Dallas Man To Be Exonerated For 1990 Rape ConvictionA Dallas man who served 12 years in prison for a rape conviction, will have the crime erased from record. It turns out he wasn’t guilty after all.
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.
Lawyers Prove Innocence Of 3 Dallas County MenThe 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.
Historical Marker Honors Wrongfully Convicted Texas ManThe first historical marker in the nation to memorialize someone wrongfully convicted will be unveiled Monday in Fort Worth.
Estranged Dad Of Exonerated Texas Inmate Seeks PayThe 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.
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.