Cornelius Dupree Jr. Proven Innocent By DNA After 30 Years In Prison

DALLAS — Cornelius Dupree Jr. finally made parole in July, after spending 30 years in prison for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. A week later, DNA test results came back proving his innocence.The 51-year-old Texas man will fin…

DALLAS — Cornelius Dupree Jr. finally made parole in July, after spending 30 years in prison for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. A week later, DNA test results came back proving his innocence.

The 51-year-old Texas man will finally get his own day in court Tuesday, when a judge is expected to set aside his conviction on claims of actual innocence. The hearing comes a day after Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said the DNA testing shows Dupree “did not commit this crime.”

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