Media coverage: Ronnie Taylor released


Innocence Project client Ronnie Taylor walked out of a Houston courtroom yesterday a free man for the first time in 14 years, after DNA tests proved that he did not commit the 1993 rape for which he was imprisoned. He was released on $10 bond and the conviction will not be fully cleared until he receives a pardon or the state’s highest criminal court grants him a writ of habeas corpus.

Taylor’s case has continued to raise questions about the Houston Police Department Crime Lab, where a recent audit pointed to several hundred cases in need of immediate retesting. Taylor left the courthouse and spoke yesterday before the Houston City Council, where emotional council members called for the Houston community to work together on retesting evidence in cases highlighted by the recent audit.

Read more about Taylor’s case and the Houston lab issues here


Media coverage from yesterday and today on Taylor’s release:


Man wrongfully convicted of rape now a free man


Now a free man, Taylor takes cause to City Council

Houston Chronicle: 

Man cleared for rape granted $10 bond


Associated Press:

Wrongly Imprisoned Man Freed in Texas

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