Posthumous Exoneration Sought In Cole Tragedy Timothy Cole was a 26-year-old student when he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. DNA evidence and a confession by another convicted rapist show he was wrongfully convicted. Cole died behind bars nine years ago, and now advocates are working to clear his name.
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Posthumous Exoneration Sought In Cole Tragedy

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Posthumous Exoneration Sought In Cole Tragedy

Posthumous Exoneration Sought In Cole Tragedy

Posthumous Exoneration Sought In Cole Tragedy

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Timothy Cole was a 26-year-old student when he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit.

Through multiple parole hearings, Cole maintained his innocence. He died behind bars nine years ago.

Now, DNA evidence and a confession by another convicted rapist show he was wrongfully convicted.

NPR's Tony Cox speaks with the chief counsel for the Innocence Project of Texas, Jeff Blackburn, for background on Cole's case and the effort to clear his name.