Information and News about Rape in Panola County, Texas

Judge Says Texas Man Should Be Exonerated in Rape
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:15:42 -0700

Judge recommends exoneration based on DNA testing for Texas man who pleaded guilty to rape

Judge Says Texas Man Innocent in Rape
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:32 -0700

Judge says Texas man innocent based on DNA testing for Texas man who pleaded guilty to rape

Dallas man exonerated for rape after being cleared by DNA tests
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:32:27 -0700

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A 57-year-old Texas man who spent 12 years in prison for rape was exonerated on Friday, with legal experts saying his case marked the first time someone has been cleared of a crime by DNA testing that was not requested by the convicted person. Michael Phillips was released from prison in 2002 and prosecutors said his innocence was proven through a new ...

Judge says Texas man should be exonerated in 1990 rape
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:09:11 -0700

A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing, a judge recommended Friday.

From convicted sex offender to millionaire, man gets new life
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:57:45 -0700

DALLAS — Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home. Until recently, he had a roommate who slept in a bed 2 feet away, and staff brought him three square meals a day. Only a few hours passed each day […]

Exoneration hearing set for convicted rapist
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:17:41 -0700

DALLAS (AP) — A North Dallas prosecutor is set to ask a judge to exonerate a Texas man who said he pleaded guilty to the 1990 rape of a 16-year-old girl because his attorney advised him to avoid trial.

Man slashes own throat in court after incest verdict
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:54:28 -0700

After being convicted on five counts of aggravated incest Thursday, a 57-year-old St. Martinville man cut his wrists and throat with a concealed razorblade inside the courtroom. 

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:03:01 -0700

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court...

Texas Man Finally Cleared of Rape After 12 Years in Prison Says His Faith Has Been Strengthened; 'My Father God Was ...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:15:02 -0700

A 57-year-old Texas man cleared this week of raping a teen girl in 1990 told reporters that he was only able to cope with being branded a guilty man because of his "father God," and expressed the conviction that God had been working behind the scenes all along to bring him justice.

Justice delayed: Texas man first to be cleared by DNA review of old rape kits (+video)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:10:20 -0700

Michael Phillips, wrongfully imprisoned for 12 years, had given up trying to prove his innocence of a rape conviction. He is being exonerated because the Dallas Conviction Integrity Unit began a systematic review of DNA evidence in past cases.


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