News 06.20.08

Innocence Project client seeks exoneration in Dallas

Steven Phillips served 25 years in prison for a series of sexual assaults he has always maintained that he didn’t commit. DNA testing conducted last year proved that another man, Sidney Allen Goodyear, committed one of the rapes for which Phillips was convicted, and evidence shows that he committed the entire series of crimes. Fearing a life sentence at the time, Phillips pled guilty to nine related crimes that don’t involve biological evidence. In a court filing today, the Innocence Project says those nine crimes were also committed by Goodyear.


Read today’s news report here

. (Associated Press, 06/20/08)

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