Innocence Project

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Prosecutor Under Fire In Contested Texas Execution

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.

08/04/2014

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Texas Woman’s Murder Conviction Reviewed By Court

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.

07/01/2014

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

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