Texas man released from prison after being wrongly convicted

Wednesday afternoon a 56-year-old Texas man was released from prison after his rape conviction was overturned by a judge.

The man served 31 years of his 99 year conviction before he was cleared of the charges against him. The trial took place in 1980 when the man was charged with rape and sexual assault in the Dallas area. He maintained that he was innocent throughout the entire process, even rejecting a deal that would have allowed him to serve only five years in prison.

According to reports, the Dallas Police failed to inform the court of information relating to a line-up in which one of the victims said that the 56-year-old was too small to be her attacker. The prosecution did not release this information, which possibly could have ended the trial 31 years ago.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, these charges could be life-altering. Please contact the Dallas rape and sexual assault defense lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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