I Told You I Was Friggin Innocent

Imagine being sentenced to 75 years behind bars for rape and robbery. Imagine spending 30 of those 75 years in prison before you finally get parole. Imagine a week after you become a free man the DNA results come back exonerating you of the crime. Cornelius Dupree Jr (51) knows the feeling, he has spent more than half his life incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. During his time in prison he continually tried to appeal the sentence but the Court of Criminal Appeals turned him down three times. Since 2001 there have been 21 DNA exonerations in Dallas.

Psst How do you give a man back 30 years? No amount of reparations can bring back those years.


Filed under All That Is Wrong With The World, Friggin Scary, Well I Never

4 responses to “I Told You I Was Friggin Innocent

  1. Fairy Face

    The USA AGAIN???? Well in Oz he’d have gotten about 5 maybe 8 years for that offence. Let’s fac it 75 years is just so extreme.

  2. megagetoverit

    Very sad…only in America…

  3. I take my hat off to that man, I would be screeching like a banshee . I was hoping that the judge would have a little more to say about how friggin sorry he was that the system failed him.

  4. Fairy Face

    I hope somehow they do something that may make life tolerable for him on the outside. It’s disgraceful, it really is. He’d be so used to being institutionalised he’ll find it difficult on the outside after all that time.

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