Saturday, June 23, 2007

DNA exonerates man who spent 10 years in prison for rape he did not commit


James Curtis Giles is the 13th Dallas County, Texas man cleared of a crime since 2001 with DNA evidence.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that "no rational jury" would have convicted Giles in light of the new evidence.

Giles was released on parole in 1993, but had to register as a sex offender. Now his record is cleared and he is eligible for compensation from the State.

Texas leads the nation with 29 DNA exonerations, two more than Illinois.

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