Texas Man Found Innocent After Decade Behind Bars For Murder He Didn’t Commit

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For more than a decade, Lydell Grant of Houston has insisted he was innocent of murder, writing letters from his prison cell that he was “wrongfully convicted” and a “victim of a miscarriage of justice.”


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But even after reanalyzed DNA evidence and breakthrough computer technology helped authorities track down a new suspect, and convinced prosecutors in Harris County to support Grant’s release on bail in November 2019, he was still not officially exonerated — until now.

Texas’ highest criminal court last week ruled that Grant, 44, is “actually innocent” in the fatal stabbing of a man outside a Houston bar in 2010, a murder that would have left Grant locked up for life. Although Grant had an alibi witness at trial, his supporters say jurors were swayed by the prosecution’s flawed DNA analysis and unreliable eyewitnesses who believed he was the Black man suspected in the crime.

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