Debbie Jones spent decades coming to grips with the fact Thomas McGowan raped her. Then she found out he didn't.
Ricky Dale Wyatt, wearing a sharp suit and yellow tie, walked out of the Frank Crowley Courts Building this afternoon after 31 years in prison -- the longest stint served in Texas before having a conviction vacated, according to his lawyer. Previous record-holder Cornelius Dupree stood off to the si ... More >>
Freeing the wrongfully convicted through science was the easy part. Now what?
The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.
Photos by Andrea GrimesCornelius Dupree Jr., surrounded by friends, family and many of his fellow DNA exonerees, was officially declared innocent of robbery and sexual assault this morning in Dallas court."It's a joy to be free again," Cornelius Dupree Jr. told a courtroom full of lawyers, courth ... More >>
Clay Graham From left to right: James C. Giles, Thomas McGowan, James Waller and Charles Chatman Clay Graham, a newly minted lawyer with The Innocence Project of Texas, was on hand in the courtroom of Judge Susan Hawk yesterday and snapped photos as Thomas McGowan, wrongfully convicted of burglary ... More >>
Thomas McGowan Moments ago, Unfair Park received a media release from The Innocence Project that says tomorrow afternoon, Thomas McGowan -- who's spent the past 23 years behind bars after being convicted of rape and burglary in Dallas County -- will be released from prison, as DNA testing has reveal ... More >>
When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
James Curtis Giles At 11 this morning, a law student from Chicago named Lauren Kaeseberg will be standing alongside Barry Scheck -- and other attorneys with The Innocence Project -- in the court of Judge Robert Francis. They will be presenting new evidence in an exoneration hearing in the case of Ja ... More >>
The exonerations just keep on coming
Barry Scheck's all about getting innocent people out of jail, which is great, but it still doesn't explain that whole O.J. thing. Barry Scheck, former O.J. Simpson defense attorney and founder and co-director of The Innocence Project, is scheduled to appear in a Dallas courtroom this morning with Jo ... More >>
Why would we even think about giving this guy his own crime lab?
Is a teacher's effort to free two convicted killers a rush to bad judgment?
It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.
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