It's looks like 2015 was a bumper year for homicide exonerations; the Innocence Project has a neat little infographic with some interesting facts about where, why, and how these wrongful convictions occur. (Protip: 76% were the result of official misconduct)
Although I expected the majority to be DNA exonerations, but 53% were the result of a witness recantation, and 21% were the work of conviction integrity units. That's good news for us, because there was no physical evidence in Coy's case. Houston does have a CIU that we were in contact with several years ago, but they refused to look into the case without new evidence being introduced.
There were a grand total of 149 exonerations of all types last year; to the surprise of no one, Texas led the pack with a whopping 54. Most of those came out of (another shocker) Harris County. While it is awesome that these 54 individuals have been redeemed, I hope it is also evident that the system responsible for these travesties is still going strong. Let people know; don't be afraid to spread the word around, to talk about Coy's case and others like it. Accusations of child molestation are, in my opinion, the hardest to fight because people only see the 'ickiness' of the conviction. They hesitate to support a deeper look into the convictions because they don't want to be associated with a crime so repulsive.
This allows those hellbent on their own version of justice to roll over civil rights, due process, and basic human decency. Let's stop making iteasy to convict the innocent.