Thursday, January 5, 2012

Innocence Project Frees Man Unjustly Incarcerated

From The Innocence Project:

Rickey Dale Wyatt, unjustly incarcerated for 31 years
What a wonderful way to start the New Year.

Today in Dallas, Texas, Rickey Dale Wyatt was cleared after spending 31 years in prison for a crime that he didn’t commit. A Dallas County judge released Wyatt and recommended that his 1981 rape conviction be overturned based on DNA and other evidence.

Tragically, attorneys who prosecuted Wyatt 31 years ago contributed to this miscarriage of justice by concealing evidence of his innocence. MORE

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