OMG, remember Joseph White who was released from prison in 2008 after serving 20 years for a crime he didn’t commit? Well he died this weekend having been crushed by heavy machinery at a coal processing plant. Mr White was set to marry his high school sweetheart and was waiting for his $500,000 wrongful conviction settlement when the accident happened. In 1986 White and five other men were charged with the rape of 68 year old Helen Wilson. White was the only one to maintain his innocence while the other men pleaded guilty for a reduce sentence. White was released when recent DNA testing found no matches to the six men. RIP Mr White.
Psst For crying out loud why aren’t all prisoners DNA tested?
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.
OK here’s the thing rape victim, please make sure the man you run over is actually the guy who raped you and not some poor innocent dude. Amber Lee is now in jail on charges of murder after she allegedly mowed down and killed Timothy Bualkmann thinking it was the man who had raped her 9 months prior. Wrong!!! Ms Lee said “It’s not fun, it’s not easy. I’m sorry for the man’s family and everything, but what happened was an accident.” Hmm, no, not really!
OK here’s the thing Mr Judge, if you discover that a prisoner who has been locked up for 27 years is friggin innocent, let him go! Michael Green has been told he will have to wait an extra day before being released because the Dallas court wants to give him time to compose himself so he doesn’t freak out. WTF! Green was sentenced to 75 years jail for a 1983 kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman when he was 18 years old but recent DNA testing proved it wasn’t him. He’s angry, his family are angry and he just wants out!
Psst Irony alert….Green would have been up for parole in October anyways.
2nd Psst Due to the the statute of limitations the 4 other suspects won’t be charged with the crime.