The Dallas District Attorney’s office announced Monday that it would grant DNA testing access to seven inmates who had applied for tests under the previous district attorney and been denied. The seven cases were identified from a group of 57 cases; about 350 additional cases are still waiting for review.
Mike Ware, who oversees the district attorney’s public integrity unit, said tests would be granted in every case where DNA could potentially prove innocence. The tests will be performed by a private lab and funded by the Innocence Project of Texas and a $25,000 donation from the Texas Bar Foundation. The Innocence Project of Texas raised $15,000 at a fundraiser blues concert on Saturday night.
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. (Dallas Morning News, 11/26/07)