Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wrongly convicted rape defendant freed after 26 years

A Texas paper reports:
The wrongfully convicted rapist walked out of a Dallas courtroom this morning, nearly 26 years after a jury convicted him based on erroneous, eye witness identification. ...

The woman, who is not being identified because of a Dallas Morning News policy against naming the victims of sexual assault, picked out Mr. Lindsey's picture from a six-person photo lineup -- a lineup that Dallas police mailed to her a year after the attack.
She sent the poor guy to prison for 26 years with a false accusation, and the newspaper still wants to protect her anonymity?! I doubt that she is still trying to pass herself off as a virgin. This makes no sense.

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