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Historical marker placed in Fort Worth to honor Timothy Cole

Source: Star-Telegram Source: Star-Telegram

Texas has, for the very first time, unveiled an historical marker dedicated to an innocent man who died in prison.

The marker, placed where Timothy Cole is laid to rest in Ft. Worth, was dedicated to him Monday. Timothy Cole was a 20 year old sophomore at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, when he was wrongfully convicted  of a rape he did not commit. With the tireless work of the Innocence Project of Texas, DNA evidence conclusively proved that Cole didn't commit the crime.

Texas Governor Rick Perry eventually exonerated Timothy.  But that exoneration came too late. In 1999, Timothy Cole died of a medical problem while in prison.

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