By Dallas and Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Dallas County is expected to exonerate the longest-serving prisoner shown to be innocent through DNA evidence this week. Cornelius Dupree Jr., and Anthony Massingill were wrongly identified by a rape victim in 1979. You can read about it here.
Yet again we see themes common to many of these cases. Bad eye-witness testimony, failure to presume people innocent, and and decades of indifference. Dallas has had the single most exonerations in America.
*Jeremy Rosenthal is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For specific legal advice on any matter you should contact an attorney directly.