Exonerations

Support from the state of Texas, the U.S. Department of Justice, individual donors and private foundations have helped us reunite 18 Texas citizens with their families.

Name Withheld

Our client was wrongly convicted for failure to register as a sex offender.

On January 21, 2014, IPTX’s 51-year-old client (who wishes to remain anonymous) was stopped for a traffic violation in Dallas, Texas and arrested on more here . . .

Timmy Lynn Duke

Mistaken Witness ID

Mr. Duke was wrongly convicted of burglary in Dallas County, Texas in 1991.

On July 18, 1991, 24-year-old Timmy Duke was indicted by a Dallas County, Texas grand jury on charges of burglarizing a home in more here . . .

Jesse Griffith

Mr. Griffith was wrongly convicted of a 2003 theft in Lubbock County, Texas.

On May 27, 2003, James Webb accused his nephew, 18-year-old Jesse Griffith, of stealing a shotgun, a BB gun, and two rings from him more here . . .

Ryun Wahlgren

Ryun David Wahlgren was wrongly convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in Dallas County, Texas.

On November 14, 2014, 42-year-old Ryun Wahlgren was arrested in Dallas County and charged with more here . . .

Kristie Mayhugh

Flawed Forensic Science

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1998, the nieces of Elizabeth Ramirez claimed Kristie participated in a series of bizarre sexual assaults, more here . . .

Elizabeth Ramirez

Flawed Forensic Science

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1998, Elizabeth’s nieces accused Liz and her friends of participating in a series of bizarre sexual assaults, more here . . .

Cassandra Rivera

Flawed Forensic Science

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1998, the nieces of Elizabeth Ramirez claimed Cassandra participated in a series of bizarre sexual assaults, more here . . .

Anna Vasquez

Flawed Forensic Science

Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were codefendants wrongly convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1998, the nieces of Elizabeth Ramirez claimed Anna participated in a series of bizarre sexual assaults, more here . . .

Sonia Cacy

Flawed Forensic Science

Sonia Cacy was wrongly convicted of murder in the death of her uncle Bill Richardson as the result of a fire in her Fort Stockton, Texas home in 1991.

In the early morning of November 10, 1991, a fire erupted in a home in Fort Stockton, Texas. When it was extinguished, the owner, 76-year-old Bill Richardson, was found dead near a cot where he slept. more here . . .

Darryl Adams

DNA

Darryl Demitri Adams was wrongly convicted of sexual assault in Dallas County, Texas in August 1992.

At about 2 a.m. on August 12, 1992, a passerby flagged down a Dallas police officer to report that a woman was being raped nearby. When police came to the scene, they found a woman, two children and two men—25-year-old Darryl Adams and 25-year-old Ronald Eubanks—sleeping on the street near a Salvation Army shelter. more here . . .

Shakara Robertson

Mistaken Witness ID

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

On November 17, 1994, Shakara was a young man minding his business in Dallas, Texas when he got wrongly identified as one of three purse thieves, more here . . .

Marcus Lashun Smith

Mistaken Witness ID

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

On November 17, 1994, Marcus was a young man minding his business in Dallas, Texas when he got wrongly identified as one of three a purse thieves, more here . . .

Darryl Washington

Mistaken Witness ID

Darryl Washington, Marcus Lashun Smith and Shakara Robertson were wrongly convicted in 1994 of robbery related to a purse snatching in Dallas, Texas.

On November 17, 1994, Marcus was a young man minding his business in Dallas, Texas when he got wrongly identified as one of three a purse thieves, more here . . .

Ricky Dale Wyatt

DNA

Ricky Dale Wyatt was wrongly convicted in 1981 of sexual assault in the rape of a woman in Dallas, Texas in 1980.

In the late 1980 and early 1981, three women were raped in the same neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, police suspected Ricky because he met the very general description of the attacker, more here . . .

Johnny Pinchback

DNA

Johnny Louis Pinchback was wrongly convicted in 1984 of aggravated sexual assault in the rape of two teenage girls in Dallas, Texas.

In March 1994, two young girls were raped. Days later, they thought they saw their attacker in a parking lot. Who they saw in the parking lot was Johnny, but they were wrong about him being their attacker, more here . . .

Timothy Cole

DNA

Timothy Brian Cole was wrongly convicted in 1986 of a March 1985 rape in Lubbock, Texas of a 20-year-old fellow Texas Tech student.

Timothy Brian Cole died in a Texas prison in 1999 while serving a 25-year sentence for a rape he didn't commit, more here . . .

James Woodard

DNA

James Lee Woodard was wrongly convicted in 1981 of raping and murdering his 21-year-old girlfriend.

In late 1980, Beverly Ann Jones was murdered. Ms. Jones was dating James at the time. Even though James had an alibi he was investigated and found guilty of the murder. Later DNA testing proved he was innocent, more here . . .

Billy Frederick Allen

Inadequate Legal Defense

Billy Frederick Allen was wrongly convicted in 1984 of murdering a man and a woman in their University Park, Texas home in 1983.

On April 9, 1983, just past 4 a.m., a police officer was sent to investigate a possible shooting in University Park, an inner suburb of Dallas, Texas at the residence of two narcotics traffickers, more here . . .

Patrick Waller

DNA

Patrick Waller was wrongly convicted in 1993 of being one of two men involved in the March 1992 kidnapping at gunpoint of a couple using a Dallas, Texas ATM machine. The couple were also robbed and the woman raped.

Patrick Waller spent nearly 16 years in Texas prisons for a crime he didn’t commit before DNA testing proved his innocence in 2008. He was wrongfully convicted of robbery and kidnapping in 1992 after four people misidentified him in photo and in-person lineups, more here . . .