Ex-death row inmate in Houston declared innocent by special prosecutor
by: Matthew Prendergast
Posted: Mar 01, 2019 / 01:57 PM CST / Updated: Mar 01, 2019 / 01:57 PM CST
HOUSTON (KXAN) — A former death row inmate who had his capital murder charge dismissed and was released from prison in 2015 has officially been declared innocent by the Harris County District Attorney's office, KPRC in Houston reports.
Brown was released from prison in 2015 when the highest criminal court in Texas ruled that prosecutors violated his human rights when they failed to show phone records supporting his alibi. (emphasis added).
A special prosecutor appointed by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg was investigating the case and tasked with determining if Brown should be re-indicted, declared legally innocent or if the status should remain unchanged.
Special prosecutor John Raley said he and his team reviewed the case for 1000 hours. He said after several interviews and reviewing multiple trials and appeals, he believes Brown is innocent.