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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.

07/25/2014

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Dallas Man To Be Exonerated For 1990 Rape Conviction

A 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.

07/24/2014

Mugshot of Randolph Arledge, who was convicted of a 1981 Texas murder that DNA testing later proved he did not commit. Arledge was exonerated on February 11, 2013. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

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.

02/11/2013

David Lee Wiggins stands with relatives and lawyers after being freed from prison. DNA tests proved he didn't rape a teen back in 1988. (credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

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.

CBSDFW.COM–08/24/2012

Three Dallas County men, (L-R) Shakara Robertson, Darryl Washington and Marcus Smith, exonerated on April 6, 2012 for a wrongful conviction in 1994. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Lawyers Prove Innocence Of 3 Dallas County Men

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.

04/06/2012

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 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

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