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CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 09, 2009
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(Studio: Jeff Glor) The Texas house passage of the Tim Cole Compensation Act, named for a man who was exonerated of his crimes after he died, reported.

(Austin, Texas: Don Teague) The rape case for which Cole was wrongfully convicted reviewed; details given about the 1985 rape of Michelle Mallin††, Cole's death in prison in 1998 & the reversal of his conviction. [Cole's mother Ruby SESSIONS†- talks about her son.] [MALLIN - recalls identifying Cole.] [Brother Kevin KENNARD†- says his brother did not die in vain.] How the witness identification process is being reformed & the number of DNA exonerations & prosecutorial misconduct outlined on screen. [Texas County district attorney assn. John BRADLEY†- says are prosecutors are scrutinized. [Cole prosecutor Jim Bob DARNELL, Cole;s brother Corey SESSIONS†- comment on the Cole case.]

Glor, Jeff;
Teague, Don

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