DNA Clears Man After 25 Years in Prison

DNA Clears Man After 25 Years in Prison

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A decorated Vietnam veteran accepted the apology of a Texas judge after he was wrongly jailed for 25 years and released when new DNA tests this year proved he couldn’t have commited the rape for which he’d been convicted. On Tuesday, Larry Fuller, 57, walked free saying, "My faith was tested and I won."…

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The Innocence Project provided legal assistance to Fuller, and also helped free some of the ten men released from prison in just the last five years in Dallas County alone, who were wrongly convicted and proven innocent through DNA testing.

Not including Fuller (who will need to apply for a pardon from Texas’s governor), 185 people in 32 states have been exonerated through postconviction DNA testing. The Innocence Project, affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, has provided direct representation or consultation in most of them. The Innocence Project of Texas has worked on several of the Dallas County cases. Find out more about The Innocence Project.

Check out the Reuters Slideshow of the victorious moments after Mr. Fuller was exonerated.

(AP story on Fuller)

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