Exoneration Hearing Set For Convicted Rapist
DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors in North Dallas will ask a judge today to exonerate a Texas man who served 12 years in prison for the rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1990.
DNE testing has identified another man as the attacker.
Michael Phillips says he pleaded guilty because his attorney feared that a jury would not side with a black man accused in the rape of a white girl.
Phillips, now 57, has sickle cell anemia, is in a wheelchair and lives in a nursing home.
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