Texas Man Cleared After Serving 3 Years For Day Care AssaultA Texas judge has exonerated a former high school football player who served three years in prison after being accused of sexually assaulting a young boy at a day care when he was 18-years-old.
'Actual Innocence' Ruling Obtained For Dallas' Quintin Lee Alonzo After Serving Nearly 17 Years In PrisonMonday’s ruling by the State’s highest criminal court will allow him to begin taking steps to clear his name and receive the compensation due him for his wrongful conviction.
North Texas Man Freed After Being Found Innocent In 2001 KillingQuintin Alonzo wrapped his arms around an aunt, then his mother. He whispered “I love you Mom.”
Trial Or Deal? Some Driven To Plead Guilty, Later ExoneratedMore than 300 of the more than 1,900 people who have been exonerated in the U.S. since 1989 pleaded guilty. Last year, 68 out of 157 exonerations were cases in which the defendant pleaded guilty.
Report Finds Record Number Of U.S. Exonerations In 2015The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2015, with nearly 40 percent of the cases involving individuals who were exonerated in homicides.
Judge Says Dallas Man Should Be Exonerated In Rape A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
Ruby Cole Session, Fierce Criminal Justice Reformer, DiesRuby Cole Session, who championed the cause of the wrongfully convicted in Texas after her son was sent to prison for a rape he didn't commit, has died. She was 77.