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Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Innocence Project Says It Has New Evidence In 1991 Willingham Murder Case

The Innocence Project says it’s discovered new documents that undermine the credibility of a key witness at the trial of a North Texas man whose execution for the arson deaths of his three children continues to be debated.

02/28/2014

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DNA Could Clear Man In 1981 Stabbing Death

A man convicted three decades ago of stabbing a woman more than 40 times could soon be freed thanks to DNA testing.

02/11/2013

Innocence Project Study Leads To Case Misconduct Findings

The state association of district attorneys says that only a small handful of nearly 100 alleged “prosecutorial misconduct” cases in Texas show signs of willful mistakes by prosecutors.

09/11/2012

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

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3 Men To Be Declared Innocent Of 1994 Dallas Robbery

Three men convicted of a nearly 20-year-old aggravated robbery of an elderly woman in Dallas will be declared innocent of the crime on Friday.

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

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Dallas Rape Victim Angry After Convicted Attacker Freed

In 1981, Rickey Dale Wyatt was sent to prison after Dallas County jurors convicted him of a brutal rape. Wyatt was released from jail Wednesday because of a prosecutorial error during his trial. But the woman who accused him stands by her story: She says her memory of the crime is as sharp today as the blade that left her body scarred on Nov. 1, 1980.

01/04/2012

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Man Freed After 31-Year-Old Rape Conviction Set Aside

He wasn’t exonerated but a Dallas man who spent 31 years behind bars for sexual assault is now out of jail. Wednesday a judge released Rickey Dale Wyatt and and recommended his 1981 conviction be set aside.

01/04/2012

Ricky Wyatt, the man whom the Dallas County District Attorney's Office says was not given a fair trial in 1981 because of withheld evidence by the prosecution. (Credit: Dallas County)

Prosecutors Back Overturning 31-Year-Old Rape Case

A top prosecutor says a man who has spent 31 years in prison for sexual assault didn’t receive a fair trial and that the conviction should be vacated.

01/03/2012

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

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

Family Of Wrongfully Convicted Man Wants State Marker

Tim Cole was found guilty by the justice system, but in death the North Texan has found freedom. Now his family says there’s something else standing in the way of remembering him.

CBSDFW.COM–12/16/2010