Freed Texas Death Row Inmate Dies In Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Texas death row inmate who was freed after an appeals court overturned his capital murder conviction in a deadly bombing has died in a pickup truck crash in East Texas.

Michael Roy Toney, 43, died at around 11 a.m. Saturday when his truck veered off FM 347 and overturned.

Toney was ejected and crushed by the truck.

Toney spent almost 10 years on death row for the 1985 bombing deaths of three people in a suburban Fort Worth trailer.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled in December that the prosecutor withheld evidence that might have helped Toney at his trial in 1999.

The Tarrant County District Attorney's office didn't deny the assertion, and the state attorney general's office dropped the charges on Sept. 2.

Toney was released pending a new investigation.

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