Category Archives: Tested The Book

Angry and bitter?

Last night we were at Northaven Methodist in Dallas where we listened to Victor Thomas, Richard Miles, Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey, Craig Watkins and Michelle Moore speak. As always, we were incredibly amazed by the struggles that these men went … Continue reading

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Simple Ingredients to Personal Freedom

Late last week we watched as Johnnie Pinchback was, finally, exonerated. Johnnie had served 27 years behind bars for an aggravated sexual assault that he did not commit and watching his first few minutes of freedom was a true reminder … Continue reading

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Dallas’ Saving Grace

A lab in Dallas County is exonerating more wrongly convicted crimes than any other county in the United States – in fact, since 2001, the lab’s DNA archive has helped free 21 prisoners serving up to life in prison. These … Continue reading

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Why Do Innocent People Confess?

According to the Innocence Project, innocent defendants made false confessions or incriminating statements in around 25% of DNA exoneration cases. Why does this happen? Why would someone who is absolutely innocent confess to a crime that he or she absolutely … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden’s DNA was Tested, What About Our Own?

Yesterday Osama bin Laden’s DNA was tested and we know, without a shadow of a doubt, that he is dead. Once again, DNA testing has proven itself to be immeasurably beneficial in setting the fact from the fiction and helping … Continue reading

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The Facts

There is so much to know about Post-Conviction DNA exonerations, about the wrongfully imprisoned. There are the issues revolving around the defects of our justice system, there are the harmful stereotypes surrounding race, age, education and economic status, and there … Continue reading

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Evidence Withheld: Innocence, Lost

Almost every man in tested, whether a DNA case or not, had exculpatory material withheld at some point in their case.  This is not a problem specific to TESTED or to Dallas county. Rather, it’s a problem that is becoming … Continue reading

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The Issues with non-DNA Evidence

In Dallas this past Wednesday, The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected a Dallas judge’s recommendation that Benjamin John Spencer, a man who has spent over 20 years in prison for a carjacking turned deadly, should be declared innocent. Spencer’s … Continue reading

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Daystar Deliverance Ministries Speaking Event

The men of tested share their testimony at Daystar Deliverance Ministries. Christopher Scott, Thomas McGowan and Richard Miles movingly described the day of their release.

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Come meet the men from Tested

Tonight Three of the men from TESTED who spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit will be sharing their stories at SMU school of law at 7 pm.

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