Despite DNA evidence, Texas court asks for more evidence before exonerating Lydell Grant from 2010 murder
HOUSTON The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals requested additional evidence in the Lydell Grant case on Wednesday. He was convicted and spent nearly a decade in prison before the Innocence Project of Texas helped get the DNA evidence retested. After Grant was released from prison, Carter confessed to the Houston Police Department, and DNA evidence tied him to the crime. The Innocence Project of Texas, who represents Grant, said they provided the TCCA with Carters confession tape more than two months ago. The Innocence Project argues, if it had been, he would have never been charged in the first place, let alone be convicted.