A Dallas man who first asked for DNA testing 18 years ago has finally been cleared by the state of Texas. On Friday, Governor Rick Perry pardoned James Waller, who spent 10 years in Texas prisons and 13 years on parole for a rape he didn’t commit.
Waller appeared in court in January with his attorneys from the Innocence Project as the District Attorney filed a motion agreeing with the finding of innocence.
Thirteen Dallas men have been proven innocent by DNA testing;
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New Dallas DA Craig Watkins agreed to allow the Innocence Project of Texas to review 354 Dallas cases for possible DNA cases.