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Old 01-04-2011, 10:32 AM
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DALLAS – A Texas man had his conviction overturned Tuesday for a rape and robbery he didn't commit after serving 30 years in prison, more time than any other inmate subsequently exonerated by DNA evidence in his state.


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They gave him 75 years for the robbery based on the "victim" picking him out of a line-up and they never even tried the rape case. Now it seems he did neither. Shame on you Texas
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Wow, this was a great story! And my favorite part was that a day after his release, he married the woman that stood by him for over 20 of the 30 years in there. It seems like everyone had a good ending.
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im so happy for this man who stood up for his truth that he is innocent!!i pray that all innocent men and women who are falsely convicted stand up for their truths bc the day of freedom and recognition is close at hand.true, this man is gonna be rich in monetary sense but i think he would rather have had his freedom and the chance to have a family and grandchildren!!all the money in the world cant replace having a family and seeing our offspring bloom into generations.what a shame our country is........
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This story is what makes me hate the system . And the other part is paying him 2.4 Million thats not enough for all those years . He needs at least 24 million,to seal the deal. But im happy for mrs. Selma though shes a trooper she loved him until the end . And to be honest i would leave texas .
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Oh wow. Poor guy, that's so great and amazing that he's got his life back now!
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This happens a lot in Texas because they are so quick to judge and play God. I am glad we have the DA that we do because he has been doing a great job of releasing innocent people.
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I know you'd be over the moon to be finally released but 30 years !!???!!...
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30 years...they need to pay him a million for each year, but we know that's not going to happen. At what point will they make a change in these prisons?
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DALLAS – A Texas man had his conviction overturned Tuesday for a rape and robbery he didn't commit after serving 30 years in prison, more time than any other inmate subsequently exonerated by DNA evidence in his state.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110104/...neration_texas
I hope there is a way for him to sue the shit out of the TDOC. After spending that many years in prsion, he deserves some type of pay-back for that crap.
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I would be concerned that some shyster might try to finesse him out of his money. Read case studies about lottery winners and you will see what I mean.
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DNA is great and has proven many people innocent. Most states have put a cap on what the wrongfully convicted receives as restitution. Although I agree that money is not as important as your freedom and your name.
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i just read this story its very intreating but its sad that he had to serve that many years, then he was innocent
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This happens a lot in Texas because they are so quick to judge and play God. I am glad we have the DA that we do because he has been doing a great job of releasing innocent people.
At least someone cares about justice.
I wish more people would care,really care about the people involved like they were their own love ones.
This is why I would really hesitate to take a plea agreement if I was innocent.
He is now exonerated,not just a free man.
It's about time!
The amount they are "compensating"him is peanuts compared to the years he will never get back.
Thank God he had a good woman ,I pray they have many happy years together.
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I think anyone wrongfully imprisoned should be compensated for every day spent in prison, and have all of their bills paid for by the state they were locked up in for the rest of their lives.
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oh god, that is horrible. only he knew he was innocent all these years, which makes doing time even harder. poor man. thank god he's out!!! and the "big shots" were WRONG!! they are quick to judge without any remorse. wow 30 years.
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It's a travesty of justice. Can't even think of the anguish that man must haven endured during that 30 years. OMG! My boyfriend is in prison for "stalking" a woman that he was trying to help. She's a raving drunk that abused him while they were together, then when he tried to leave, she charged him with theft for taking his things and then then stalking after she called him trying to be his friend. One minute she was on alcohol acting like a nut and then off, being nice. I found him sitting in a jail after looking for him for 30 years. We were childhood sweethearts. A mutal friend told me that he was there. He was depressed and has no one. If he were in Ohio, these charges wouldn't have ever stuck! (That's where I am...he's in Cali) But she's taking 3 years of his life for being a kind person. Where's the justice in that? Live and learn! I just keep telling him, she threw away the best thing that she could have ever had. Eventually, the alcohol will get her. She's going to die a miserable, lonely woman...all by herself. But he has me now! Thank God I found him.
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It's a travesty of justice. Can't even think of the anguish that man must haven endured during that 30 years. OMG! My boyfriend is in prison for "stalking" a woman that he was trying to help. She's a raving drunk that abused him while they were together, then when he tried to leave, she charged him with theft for taking his things and then then stalking after she called him trying to be his friend. One minute she was on alcohol acting like a nut and then off, being nice. I found him sitting in a jail after looking for him for 30 years. We were childhood sweethearts. A mutal friend told me that he was there. He was depressed and has no one. If he were in Ohio, these charges wouldn't have ever stuck! (That's where I am...he's in Cali) But she's taking 3 years of his life for being a kind person. Where's the justice in that? Live and learn! I just keep telling him, she threw away the best thing that she could have ever had. Eventually, the alcohol will get her. She's going to die a miserable, lonely woman...all by herself. But he has me now! Thank God I found him.
I'm glad that you have each other.
California is not a good state to do parole in ,I hope you have things planned so he can leave this sorry state as soon as he can.
Three strikes,tough parole and gang validating are all reasons I would love to leave one day (if we can ever get past parole).
And I was born and raised here!
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I'm glad that you have each other.
California is not a good state to do parole in ,I hope you have things planned so he can leave this sorry state as soon as he can.
Three strikes,tough parole and gang validating are all reasons I would love to leave one day (if we can ever get past parole).
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Girl, I'm new to all this. After he's mainlined, we are trying to see what we can do to get him to ohio, by transfer before he's out or by parole. I have no idea what we are up against. I just know, he will keep his nose clean, we will be together, even if I have to move there and try to put all this behind us one day. He was born and raised there. I have fond memories of Cali from when I was a teenager many years ago. I'm 49 now. He's almost 57. But he wants out of that state! Like yesterday. That is one messed up system. It's hard on everyone. Thanks so much for the well wishes. Keep in touch! God bless you!
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It might be possible to have his parole changed to Ohio because of the interstate parole compact. You will need to find out what needs to be done to qualify for a transfer. Good luck.
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