Texas house recognizes those wrongfully convicted

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Updated: 1/11/2013 9:34 pm
Members of the Texas House recognized seven men who were wrongfully convicted, including one Texas Tech student who was exonerated after he died in prison.

Participants in Thursday's ceremony included Cory Session, whose brother was Timothy Cole.

Cole died in prison 13 years after he was convicted of a rape in Lubbock that he did not commit. Cole later became the first person in the state to be posthumously pardoned.

San Antonio State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon, has filed a bill to establish the Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission.  The panel would study the cases of people proven to be innocent of crimes they were convicted of committing.

The goal will be to determine the causes of wrongful convictions and ways to prevent them.
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