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PI’s Declassified!

PI’s Declassified!

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January 01st 2015:Special Encore Presentation: Posthumous Exoneration: Timothy Cole

A fear worse than falsely being convicted of a crime as heinous as rape or murder is the fear of dying in prison as an innocent person. That is what happened to Timothy Cole, a military veteran and 26-year-old university student. He was convicted of rape in 1986 when the victim testified to his identity. Despite the confession of the real rapist in 1995, Cole was not released. Following his death in prison in 1999, a DNA test cleared his name “to a 100 percent moral, legal and factual certainty.” Join Timothy’s brother Cory Session and Innocence Project of Texas attorney, Nick Vilbas, to discu

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Cory Session

Cory Session currently assists the Innocence Project of Texas on public policy initiatives and community outreach. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and worked as a legislative aid for Representative Garfield Thompson from 1991 to 1994. He is the brother of Timothy Cole, who was posthumously exonerated by the Innocence Project of Texas in 2009. Cory testified about his family's experience with wrongful convictions during the 81st Texas Legislature, and he made numerous public appearances in order to educate the public about the causes of wrongful convictions and how they can be prevented. He has continued advocating on behalf of the wrongfully convicted since joini
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Nicholas Vilbas

A native of Kemp, Texas, Nicholas Vilbas obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington before moving on to several positions in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement and court administration. He approached the Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX) representatives at the Texas Tech University School of Law during his first year and hasn’t left the organization’s side since. During law school, Nick clerked for a local defense lawyer while simultaneously working with the IPTX clinic for two years. In 2009, he was honored with the IPTX “Member of the Year” award for his dedication to the organization. Nick joined the IPTX staff shortly
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1748/pis-declassified 19/11/2017 06:00 19/11/2017 07:00 PI’s Declassified! https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1748/pis-declassified A fear worse than falsely being convicted of a crime as heinous as rape or murder is the fear of dying in prison as an innocent person. That is what happened to Timothy Cole, a military veteran and 26-year-old university student. He was convicted of rape in 1986 when the victim testified to his identity. Despite the confession of the real rapist in 1995, Cole was not released. Following his death in prison in 1999, a DNA test cleared his name “to a 100 percent moral, legal and factual certainty.” Join Timothy’s brother Cory Session and Innocence Project of Texas attorney, Nick Vilbas, to discuss this tragedy and the progressive steps taken in Texas since Timothy was exonerated. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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