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A courtroom technicality has cost a wrongly convicted Texas man the compensation that would otherwise be due him for the 18 years he'd served in Texas prison--14 of which he spent on Death Row.

Anthony Graves would have received $1.4 million in compensation if only the words "actual innocence" had been included in the judge's order that secured Graves's release from prison. The Comptroller's office decided the omission means Graves gets zero dollars, writes Harvey Rice at the Houston Chronicle, even though the prosecutor, judge, and defense all agreed at trial he is innocent.


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Perry pledges to help Graves

From Staff and Wire Reports
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Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:53 PM CST

An effort by Anthony Graves to be compensated for more than 18 years he spent in prison has received a boost from Gov. Rick Perry.

Perry said he would help Graves either through legislative action or “directly with the comptroller’s office,” calling Graves’ capital murder conviction a “great miscarriage of justice.”

In a Houston appearance to discuss the importance of small business to the economy, Perry told media representatives that he would support efforts to “get this individual the appropriate reimbursement for years that he has spent incarcerated for something that he did not do.”

....>>>>>>http://www.brenhambanner.com/articles/2011/02/17/news/news01.txt
 

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Perry pledges to help Graves

From Staff and Wire Reports
Published:
Thursday, February 17, 2011 12:53 PM CST

An effort by Anthony Graves to be compensated for more than 18 years he spent in prison has received a boost from Gov. Rick Perry.

Perry said he would help Graves either through legislative action or “directly with the comptroller’s office,” calling Graves’ capital murder conviction a “great miscarriage of justice.”

In a Houston appearance to discuss the importance of small business to the economy, Perry told media representatives that he would support efforts to “get this individual the appropriate reimbursement for years that he has spent incarcerated for something that he did not do.”

....>>>>>>http://www.brenhambanner.com/articles/2011/02/17/news/news01.txt




.......Thanks sister cherryblossom for the additional report. It appears that Gov. Perry is gearing up perhaps for another gubernatorial run for office, lol. Certainly hope Graves gets his money though.

 

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A courtroom technicality has cost a wrongly convicted Texas man the compensation that would otherwise be due him for the 18 years he'd served in Texas prison--14 of which he spent on Death Row.

Anthony Graves would have received $1.4 million in compensation if only the words "actual innocence" had been included in the judge's order that secured Graves's release from prison. The Comptroller's office decided the omission means Graves gets zero dollars, writes Harvey Rice at the Houston Chronicle, even though the prosecutor, judge, and defense all agreed at trial he is innocent.


AP101028119424.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelo...ecades-denied-compensation-after-legal-glitch

Now this is both very sad and ridiculous.

They need to give this man his money.
 

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