A Texas man was exonerated by DNA evidence 30 years after he was sentenced to prison for a rape and robbery he didn’t commit.
Officials said Cornelius Dupree Jr., 51, served more time than anyone else who has been subsequently exonerated by DNA evidence in his state.
He had been convicted of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, and jailed in December 1979. He served 30 years of his 75 year sentence before being released on parole in July 2010.
A week after his parole release, DNA test results proved his innocence.