Texas man marks one year of freedom
One year ago yesterday,
was officially exonerated in Texas. He served 10 years in prison – and another 13 years as a registered sex offender – before DNA proved his innocence of a rape. Waller was wrongfully convicted partly based on the child victim’s misidentification of him.
Waller is one of 14 men exonerated by DNA testing in Dallas County, more than any other county in the nation.
Read more about the other Dallas exonerations here.
Other exoneration anniversaries this week:
, Florida (Served 5 Months, Exonerated 03/09/07)
Michael Anthony Williams
, Louisiana (Served 23.5 Years, Exonerated 03/11/05)
, Massachusetts (Served 17.5 Years, Exonerated 03/15/2001)
, Illinois (Served 7 Years, Exonerated 03/02/99)
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