Barry Scheck's Innocence Project help free wrongfully convicted TX man after three decades in prison
By Associated Press Reporter
12 February 2013
Freed after 29 years in prison for crime he did NOT commit: Man wrongfully convicted of stabbing a woman to death is released after DNA reveals he wasn't the killer.
A 58-year-old Texan Randolph Arledge walked free Monday after serving years for a crime he didn't commit -- the repeated stabbing of a woman whose body was found on a dirt road in rural North Texas.
Arledge was sentenced to 99 years in prison in 1984 for killing Carolyn Armstrong.
But a state district judge in Corsicana, about 50 miles southeast of Dallas, agreed with prosecutors and Arledge's attorneys that he could no longer be considered guilty after new DNA tests tied someone else to the crime.