News 01.05.11

Innocence in Words and Pictures: The Cornelius Dupree Case

A Texas judge yesterday declared Cornelius Dupree innocent after he had served 30 years in prison for a crime DNA proves he didn’t commit. The Innocence Project worked with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office to obtain access to the DNA testing that proved Dupree’s innocence.

Below is a recap of news coverage of yesterday’s hearing, including interviews with Dupree and Innocence Project staffers.

Associated Press:

Texan Declared Innocent After Three Decades in Prison



USA Today:

Texan Formally Cleared of Rape After 30 Years

All Things Considered, NPR:

DNA Exonerated Texas Man After 30 Years in Prison

BBC:

DNA Clears Texas Man After 30 Years in Jail


Associated Press Photo slideshow


PBS NewsHour

Dupree and Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Nina Morrison on CNN:

The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams



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