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Benjamine Spencer Released In Dallas For Wrongful Conviction After More Than 30 Years In Prison

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After spending more than 30 years in prison, Benjamine Spencer has been released for wrongful conviction after a hearing in Dallas County Friday.

Spencer received a life sentence in a robbery case that left a man dead. The district attorney’s office said the initial case against Spencer was tainted.

After a year of investigation by the district attorney, there was little evidence in the integrity of the conviction of Spencer.

In 1987, the murder of a Dallas clothing company executive drew headlines. For years, Spencer claimed innocence despite testimony from witnesses. Read more –>