News 04.20.07

Andrew Gossett exonerated in Dallas, 200th exoneration set for Monday in Illinois


Andrew Gossett

was released from Texas prison in January 2007, after DNA testing proved that he was innocent of a sexual assault for which he had served seven years. He has now been officially exonerated by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest court. He is one of 13 men to be proven innocent by DNA testing in Dallas since 2001. No county in America has more DNA exonerations than Dallas.

On Monday, Texas State Senators will discuss Gossett's case and those of 27 other Texas exonerees as they consider a bill creating a Texas innocence commission. This proposed panel would review the causes of wrongful conviction and consider reforms to ensure that these injustices never happen again.

Click here for more on the Texas Innocence Commission bill.

Also on Monday, the 200th DNA exoneration is expected to take place in Chicago. A hearing and press conference are scheduled for Monday morning,

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for more information on attending the exoneration. More information on the case will be posted here Monday.


Read the Innocence Project press release announcing Gossett’s exoneration

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