Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Another innocent Texan freed

Great news! Another innocent Texan has been freed from prison. Thanks to the efforts of Barry Scheck and the Innocence Project at the Yeshiva University law school, Brandon Moon walked free after DNA evidence "conclusively excluded" him as a suspect in the rape for which he was convicted. The El Paso District Attorney -- a different DA than originally convicted him -- did not contest Moon's exoneration. The case calls into question key findings of the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab in Lubock that originally helped convict Mr. Moon. DPS test results were the only scientific evidence presented to the jury.

Congrats to all involved.