Person of the Day
JANUARY 21, 2007
JAMES WALLER in a Texas prison for 11 years, was exonerated Wednesday by DNA testing thanks to the labs of the Innocence Project. Mr. Waller, convicted of sodomy based on the testimony of a 12 year old, is the latest exoneration of 12 in Dallas County since 2001. “Nowhere else in the nation have so many individual wrongful convictions been proven in one county in so short a span”, said Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project. He has vowed to find out why.