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Man Accused Of Rape Goes Free After 27 Years

by | 4th, January 2008

A HERO: “Three times during his nearly 27 years in prison, Charles Chatman went before a parole board and refused to acknowledge he was a rapist. His steadfastness was vindicated yesterday, when a judge released him because of new DNA evidence showing he indeed wasn’t. The release of Mr. Chatman, 47, added to Dallas County’s nationally unmatched number of wrongfully convicted inmates.

“Every time I’d go to parole, they’d want a description of the crime or my version of the crime,” Mr. Chatman said. “I don’t have a version of the crime. I never committed the crime. I never will admit to doing this crime that I know I didn’t do.”

Tell us the truth and it will be easy for you…

What is worse than being tried and convicted of a crime you did not commit?

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