News 10.09.07

Breaking News: Ronnie Taylor released in Houston

Ronnie Taylor was released from a Houston courtroom this morning, a free man for the first time in 14 years. DNA tests have now shown that Taylor was wrongfully convicted of a rape based on eyewitness misidentification and crime lab errors.

Today’s press on the case:

Associated Press:

Texas man cleared on rape charges ordered released from prison on $10 bond


Read the Innocence Project press release on the case

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In an op-ed piece in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle, Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck joined with Texas State Senators John Whitmore and Rodney Ellis (the chairman of the Innocence Project Board of Directors) to outline a plan for testing to proceed in these cases before any injustice continues to stand.

Read the op-ed here

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