A Texas lawmaker is filing a bill intended to fix issues created by a 2011 law he authored that makes crime-scene DNA testing difficult for convicts.
Two men are expected to go free after the Dallas County district attorney’s office agreed they were wrongfully convicted of murder based on prosecutorial misconduct.
The prosecutor in the case of a Texas man executed for the fire deaths of his three daughters faces new scrutiny from a New York-based nonprofit group accusing him of misconduct.
A hearing to review a Texas woman’s long-disputed murder conviction for setting her uncle on fire ended Tuesday without an immediate decision on whether the conviction should be overturned.
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.
A man convicted three decades ago of stabbing a woman more than 40 times could soon be freed thanks to DNA testing.
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.
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.
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.
The first historical marker in the nation to memorialize someone wrongfully convicted will be unveiled Monday in Fort Worth.
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.
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.