Dallas Man’s Wrongful Conviction Overturned Nearly 30 Years Later

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DALLAS -- A Dallas man is now free after spending more than a quarter-century in prison.

Way back in 1987, cops found what looked like a bite mark on a man who had been stabbed to death. At trial, experts supposedly "matched" that bite to Steven Mark Chaney of Dallas.  That testimony was a key part of the prosecution's case.

Chaney was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

He's been behind bars for 28 years. And in that time, scientists have concluded that the bite mark analysis that was so key to his conviction just isn't real science.

Monday, Chaney appeared before a judge, who told him he was free to go.

It was a big day for the Innocence Project, which played a key role in securing his release, but an even bigger day for Chaney and his family.

Seems justice has come a long way in the last three decades and may still have a long way to go to make up for the mistakes of the past.

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