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.
Texan Declared Innocent After Three Decades in Prison
Texan Formally Cleared of Rape After 30 Years
All Things Considered, NPR:
DNA Exonerated Texas Man After 30 Years in Prison
Dupree and Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Nina Morrison on CNN:
The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams