Innocent man convicted of rape to be released from prison

A 61-year old Dallas man convicted of rape in 1986 is set to be released from prison.  DNA evidence recently proved Larry Sims was not the man who raped a woman at a Dallas hotel.

This past Thursday, Sims attended a meeting at the Crowley Courthouse where a judge agreed, based on the DNA evidence, that Sims was not guilty and offered him his apologizes on behalf of the state for sending him to prison for 25 years.  Sims was released on bail after the decision.  However, Sims has not been officially exonerated.  In order to be officially exonerated, Sims will need to file writ or seek a pardon.

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