Dallas man cleared of rape, Lubbock attorney plays a role - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/28/09

Dallas man cleared of rape, Lubbock attorney plays a role

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A statewide story of injustice has Lubbock ties.  On Wednesday, a man from Dallas County was exonerated, his name cleared, and he was released from prison after serving more than 20 years.  It was a crime he did not commit.  Jerry Lee Evans appeared on the Larry King Live show for an extended interview.   Lubbock attorney Kevin Glasheen did some of the work on the Evans case and also he did work on some very similar cases in Dallas County.

"I represent about 12 wrongfully convicted men who spent anywhere from 15 to 25 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit," says Glasheen.  Glasheen returned Thursday night from Austin where he thanked lawmakers for their work on the Tim Cole Act.   Cole was wrongfully convicted here in Lubbock and died in prison.  Now the Act in his name increases compensation to those who are wrongfully imprisoned.

Glasheen's 12 clients, will get $32 million as part of their settlement with the state.

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