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Texas Arson Review Finds Potential Innocence Cases

Last fall the Innocence Project of Texas and the State Fire Marshall’s office teamed up to review over 1,000 fires previously determined to be arson. The review was spurred by a report from the Texas Forensic Science Commission published last fall which cast serious doubt on Cameron Todd Willingham’s 1992 arson conviction due …

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NPR Runs Story on Michael Morton

Check out this powerful story about the Michael Morton case that ran over the weekend on NPR.

Read more about the case in our archives.

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60 Minutes Features Michael Morton’s First Interview Since Being Exonerated

Be sure to tune in to 60 Minutes on CBS this coming Sunday at 7pm to see Michael Morton’s first interview since he was exonerated last year after spending 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife- a crime he did not commit.

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Dallas Man Freed after 31 Years

Rickey Wyatt held his 4-year-old granddaughter for the first time today after he was freed from prison after spending 31 years behind bars for a rape he insists he did not commit. Judge John Creuzot freed Wyatt and recommends that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals vacate his conviction after it recently came to light …

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UPDATE- Texas Man Free After 25 Years

(Originally ran 10/5/11) An Austin, Texas man walked free from prison today after serving 25 years for a crime that he didn’t commit. In 1986, Michael Morton was convicted for beating his wife to death after allegedly becoming enraged when she refused to have sex with him. Morton’s conviction rested on circumstantial evidence.

DNA tests conducted …

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Texas to Re-examine Old Arson Cases

A Texas Commission charged with investigating the Cameron Todd Willingham arson case released its final report last Friday, October 28. Willingham was convicted of killing his children by intentionally setting the fire that destroyed their home. Modern advances in arson science indicate that the …

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Texas Man Free After 25 Years

An Austin, Texas man walked free from prison today after serving 25 years for a crime that he didn’t commit. In 1986, Michael Morton was convicted for beating his wife to death after allegedly becoming enraged when she refused to have sex with him. Morton’s conviction rested on circumstantial evidence.

DNA tests conducted this summer on …

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Free After Thirty Years

This week Cornelius Dupree, Jr. was declared an innocent man after serving more than three decades for a crime he did not commit. Dupree was charged in Dallas, TX in 1980of rape and robbery. The conviction was based largely on a faulty witness identification. Earlier this year, DNA evidence from the rape proved that Dupree …

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Texas Forensic Science Commission Discusses Willingham Case

After nearly two years, the Texas Forensic Science Commission (TFSC) has still yet to reach a decision about the Cameron Todd Willingham case, which has been pending since 2008. In 1992, Willingham was convicted of setting a fire in his home that caused the death of his two daughters. Willingham never stopped proclaiming his innocence. …

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