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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

David Lee Wiggins


David Lee Wiggins was convicted of breaking into the home of a 14 year-old girl and raping her back in 1988. She picked him out of a photo line-up, then a live line-up. He was convicted in 1989, and sentenced to life in prison. In 2007 his attorney got the DA’s office to agree to testing, “but a nationally recognized laboratory "issued three reports with mixed results”, whatever the fuck that means. Finally, the Innocence Project got involved and sent the DNA to a laboratory in California, which announced, on August 9th, that Wiggins was not the rapist.

23 years of this man’s life, gone like a puff of smoke. A victim, who never got justice in the first place, is now forced to accept that her testimony put an innocent behind bars.
Where’s the real rapist? Well, no one knows; probably out raping more little girls, because once the wrong guy was locked up, everyone quit looking.

This assault happened; there was DNA evidence left behind, and a victim old enough, one would think, to reliably identify her attacker, but still the wrong man was sent to prison. We shake our heads and say, “Well, thank God we figured it out eventually! Hurray for DNA testing!”, but who’s asking “How many men have been imprisoned with the same methods, without even the slim chance of exoneration that DNA offers?” If a man can be imprisoned in a case where evidence is disregarded, how many more are locked away when there is no evidence at all? No proof that an assault even occurred?

Dallas is making an effort to identify and free men who can prove their innocence. They've made a great start, and I hope very much it will be followed by an earnest look at those who can’t prove it, and never got the benefit of being presumed innocent.


http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/21/4196752/dna-testing-shows-innocence-in.html

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/20/4194124/dna-clears-inmate-of-tarrant-rape.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57496952/dna-clears-texas-man-of-sex-assault-after-20-years/

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/20/4193887/prosecutors-dna-tests-clear-man.html

http://www.the33tv.com/about/station/newsteam/kdaf-road-to-freedom-long-for-tarrant-county-inmate-20120821,0,1713595.story

10 comments:

DVD520 said...

What does carlos have to do to get
these peoples attention to review his case. By people I mean the innocence project team.

Anonymous said...

12:21

sell a million records in 1 week...FREE SPM

Anonymous said...

i mean sell a million albums in 1 week...lets do it, imma buy 60 albums, that probably the best i can do...and im broke af

Incandesio said...

DVD520: According to the Innocence Project of Texas' guidelines, he or a family member would have to submit his case.

mauricio said...

12:33

hahahahaha good choice. or just vote for me in the next presidential election nd ill personally release spm from jail nd mak him vice pres.

but either way, im from cali nd all these incredible cases i hear from texas r just to hard to believe. theres somthin wrong goin on behind da DA's. wastin 23 years of a mans life, i guess theyre just to lazy to do their job or just sont care about there citizens

Meskinkid said...

When are the snippets being released?

Anonymous said...

Take his case the maury show and have mrs Doe and her daughter to get a lie detector test, and have incandesio represent Carlos.

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Incandesio said...

Yeah, we were just discussing that here: http://www.spmaftermath.com/2012/08/questions-for-spm.html

Hellhound wanted some attention. :-)

Meskinkid said...

Lol i read all the comments its funny, cuz i seen videos of people talkin shit bout spm but never really got curious to click on dem because ive been on this blog for a while and ive read the court transcripts nd the facts are there, why click on dat video wen i know the truth..
Its like other rappers from houston tryna come up put "SPM" infront of their videos just so people can click on it, they just use his name.