Originally posted on My Blog InCaseofInnocence:

September 28, 2012 300

EXONERATED on death row.

Today, Damon Thibodeaux, who has been on death row in Louisiana since October 1997, was exonerated of the murder and rape of his 14-year old step-cousin, Crystal Champagne, making him the 300th person to be exonerated by DNA evidence in the United States, and the 18th to have served time on death row.

In recognition of this historic milestone, please invite your friends and family to join us in working for wrongful conviction reform! While we are grateful for the cooperation we received from District Attorney Paul Connick, Jr. in working with Damon’s legal team to prove his innocence, there is no question that Damon, like the other 299 DNA exonerees,

suffered terribly because of the faults in the criminal justice system.

The 300 DNA exonerees served a combined total 4,013 years in prison. In nearly half of the cases, the true…

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