“Even while imprisoned for a rape he didn’t commit, Tim Cole never stopped acting like a big brother,” reports CNN
Cole was a student at Texas Tech when he was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
In 2009, DNA would exonerate Cole, but not until a decade after he died in prison, at age 39, from heart complications related to his asthma.
Lubbock City Council wants to make sure Cole and his case are not forgotten. The city, along with Texas Governor Rick Perry, unveiled a 13 foot-tall bronze statue of the man near the Texas Tech campus and dedicated the park as Tim Cole Memorial Park.
Beneath the statue is the phrase, “And Justice For All.”
– Story tip from Brett Weiss