Texas Senator wants Attorney General to review pardon of Tim Cole - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/15/09

Texas Senator wants Attorney General to review pardon of Tim Cole

AUSTIN, TX (KCBD) - A Texas Senator is asking the Texas Attorney General to review the posthumous pardon to Tim Cole. Tim Cole is the former Texas Tech student who was wrongly convicted of rape and died in prison before DNA evidence cleared him.

Senator Rodney Ellis of Houston announced Tuesday that he asked Attorney General Greg Abbott whether governors can grant posthumous pardons or whether a constitutional amendment is required.

Cole's relatives have called on Governor Perry to grant the pardon. Perry has said he lacks the authority to do so.

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2/5/09
Tim Cole's Family Fights For Posthumous Exoneration
A family is hoping an Austin judge will overturn the 1985 rape conviction of Tim Cole.   Cole died in prison in 1999 only to have DNA testing show last year that he did not commit the rape.  NewsChannel 11's Katie Bauer has the story.  

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