Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Texas' latest DNA exoneree from Corsicana

Via AP, meet Texas' newest DNA exoneree:
A 58-year-old Texas man walked free Monday after serving years for a crime he didn't commit — the repeated stabbing of a woman whose body was found on a dirt road in rural North Texas.

Randolph Arledge was sentenced to 99 years in prison in 1984 for killing Carolyn Armstrong. But a state district judge in Corsicana, about 50 miles southeast of Dallas, agreed with prosecutors and Arledge's attorneys that he could no longer be considered guilty after new DNA tests tied someone else to the crime.

Judge James Lagomarsino agreed to release Arledge on bond while the process of overturning his conviction is pending. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals must accept Lagomarsino's recommendation for the conviction to be formally overturned, a process that is considered a formality.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you seen this yet?

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/crime/190161571.html

or this?

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/189968361.html

-SleeplessinSanAntonio

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Missed 'em, thanks for the heads up.

Thomas R. Griffith said...

Hey Grits, (if I may?) Welcome to the free-world Mr. Arledge. As an honorary member of the "1984 Club" & fellow (VOTS) both being nothing to be proud of, combined with instant freedom, your life is about to experience a 180 or two. PTSD is MoFo, my friend & $100. dollar bills don't cure squat.

Chances are pretty good that you will never get time to surf the web and locate this GFB Post much less see any of the related Comments, due to ones priorities. Nevertheless, the archives in the right hand margin are there forever just in case. NOTE: use the search box at the top.

But by having been graced with two children that never left your corner (thru thick & thin) chances are good that one of them will search and eventually find a few blog / blawg posting(s) re you & the Texas Railroad.

With that anticipation, I offer a fellow victim of the system a hotline to utilize 24/7/365 when the PTSD kicks in (& it will if it hasn't already). Simply go to the PNG of Texas - BLOGABOUTIT Forum & use the offline Messages at the top right corner. Good luck in your endeavors and may God have mercy on the bastards that conspired to obtain yours & countless others Unjustified Conviction(s). Thanks.

NOTE: folks can swing on over to the Innocence Project to congratulate Mr. Arledge on his new found freedom and offer up well wishes (it’s the right thing to do (whether here or there) and will go a long way in the healing process.

jennifer wilburn said...
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jennifer wilburn said...

All I have to say is something ain't right.. Cause I have read everything and heard alot of thing about the murder Of Carol Armstrong.. The stuff I have heard I have to believe some of the stuff. I don't think that this Arledge did the actual murder but I think he was there and he knows something..