Posthumous Pardon for Man Wrongly Convicted

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    Texas Governor Rick Perry was in Fort Worth on Friday to present a posthumous pardon to the family of Tim Cole.

    Cole, who was serving a 25-year sentence, died in prison in 1999. After DNA testing, Cole was exonerated by a Travis County judge in 2009.

    He was serving time for the rape of a Texas Tech student in 1985, a crime he did not commit.

    Another man, Jerry Wayne Johnson, sent a letter to Cole's mother confessing to the crime.

    Tim Cole's Family Attends Pardon Ceremony

    [DFW] Tim Cole's Family Attends Pardon Ceremony
    Man wrongly convicted gets posthumous pardon from Governor Rick Perry

    Governor Perry signed the pardon papers in on March 1.

    On Friday, Cole's mother, Ruby Sessions, plus his brothers and sisters attended  a ceremony where the Governor presented the pardon document and a flag which flew over the state Capitol.

    "Words can't describe it, I just said that I asked them for three years for that little piece of paper," said Ruby Session, Cole's mother. "But I didn't realize it was gonna be framed and mounted, but I have that little piece of paper, and this is a glorious day."