True Perpetrator Apologizes To Wrongly Convicted Man

The attacker in a Dallas robbery and kidnapping that sent an innocent man to prison for more than 15 years is jailed today on an unrelated crime.

Lemondo Simmons, 36, has expressed regret about the wrongful conviction.

Simmons last year admitted being responsible for the 1992 abduction of a Dallas couple and sexual assault of a woman. But his confession came after the statute of limitations on the crimes had expired.

Simmons recently was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He told The Dallas Morning News he wishes Patrick Waller hadn't gone to prison for the 1992 crimes. Simmons said he's now a "Christian and remorseful."

Waller was cleared last year by DNA testing.

Waller, now a student at the University of Texas at Arlington, heard of the apology -- and says he doesn't know what to think about it.

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