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 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.
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.