Houston man clears final legal hurdle to complete exoneration
Ronnie Taylor, an Innocence Project client who spent 12 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit before he was released in October, was finally cleared yesterday when the Houston District Attorney dropped the indictment still pending against him. Taylor was proven innocent by DNA testing on evidence from the crime scene, which matched another man already in prison. He is the 212th person to be exonerated nationwide by DNA testing, and the 30th in Texas.
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. (Associated Press, 01/15/08)
Before Taylor was arrested in 1993, he was engaged to be married to Jeanette Brown. After his release, Taylor moved to Atlanta and married Brown, and the couple now lives in Georgia.
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