The first historical marker in the nation to memorialize someone wrongfully convicted will be unveiled Monday in Fort Worth.
A Fort Worth family is in a legal fight against a man they call ‘the lowest of the low.’
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.
An innocent man who spent 18 years in prison is being denied state compensation. The words “actual innocence” aren’t printed on a court order for Anthony Graves, so the state won’t pay the $1.4 million due him.
Cory Session effortlessly quotes from the Book of Timothy. “I fought the fight, I finished the race, and above all I kept the faith.” He says that’s what his brother did, “He kept his faith throughout the whole ordeal.”
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.
Some former inmates who were wrongly convicted say they feel twice cheated — first for being imprisoned and then again when the government that locked them up taxed them on the money they were paid to make amends.