DAMON THIBODEAUX: FREE! After 15 years in death row: freed due to DNA-Testing

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300 Exonerated (and Counting!)Damon Thibodeaux      This will be the most wonderful October for Damon Thibodeaux!

Damon Thibodeaux, who spent 15 years on death row in Louisiana, became the 300th person in the nation to be proven innocent and freed due to DNA testing. Later in October, David Wiggins, a Texas man who had been released in August but was awaiting action from a Texas appeals court, was officially exonerated of the sexual assault for which he served 24 years, becoming the 301st DNA exoneree.

The US DNA exonerees served more than 4,000 years for crimes they did not commit. If the actual perpetrators had been apprehended instead of an innocent person, at least 130 violent crimes that were later committed could have been prevented.

Find out more about the first 300 DNA exonerees here. http://innocenceproject.org

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