Texas man marks one year of freedom


One year ago yesterday,

James Waller

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:


Cody Davis

, Florida (Served 5 Months, Exonerated 03/09/07)


Michael Anthony Williams

, Louisiana (Served 23.5 Years, Exonerated 03/11/05)


Kenneth Waters

, Massachusetts (Served 17.5 Years, Exonerated 03/15/2001)

John Willis

, Illinois (Served 7 Years, Exonerated 03/02/99)

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