'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.
Report Finds U.S. Exonerations Rose Again In 2016The number of people exonerated in the U.S. rose again in 2016, with more than half of them involved in cases in which it was later determined no crime occurred, according to a report released Tuesday.
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.
Dallas Man To Be Exonerated For 1990 Rape ConvictionA Dallas man who served 12 years in prison for a rape conviction, will have the crime erased from record. It turns out he wasn’t guilty after all.
State Bill Would Require DNA Testing For Death Penalty Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic Sen. Rodney Ellis want to require that all biological evidence in a murder trial be tested for DNA before a prosecutor can seek the death penalty.
Corsicana Man Convicted In '81 Stabbing Death Freed A 58-year-old Corsicana man walked free Monday after serving years for a crime he didn't commit -- the repeated stabbing of a woman whose body was found on a dirt road in rural Navarro County.
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.
DNA Clears Fort Worth Inmate Of RapeAn inmate in Fort Worth is expected to be released on Friday. DNA evidence shows that David Wiggins did not commit the rape that he was jailed for more than two decades ago.
Recent Exonerations Reducing Death PenaltiesDeath penalties have become a rarity from juries in some parts of Texas in the wake of a string of prison inmates who have been exonerated by DNA and other new evidence.
Over 2,000 People Exonerated In 23 YearsMore than 2,000 people who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in the U.S. in the past 23 years, according to a new study by two universities.
Texas Supreme Court Orders State To Pay Ex-Inmate $2 MillionAllen was convicted of two 1983 Dallas-area murders. But his conviction was reversed in 2009 and he was freed.
2 Men To Be Exonerated In Dallas Rape & ShootingTwo men will be formally exonerated of a nearly 30-year-old rape and shooting after DNA tests in Dallas County implicated others in the attack.
Lawyers Prove Innocence Of 3 Dallas County MenThe Innocence Project of Texas has become famous because of their association with DNA exonerations in the state. To hear of another case of wrongful conviction unfortunately isn’t rare, but to learn the project actually located the guilty parties is.
Dallas County DA Reveals His Great-Grandfather Was ExecutedOn Friday, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins commented on a statement he made declaring that his great-grandfather was executed by the state of Texas.