HOUSTON (AP) - A man who spent 18 years on Texas' death row before a court exonerated him is using part of the $1.4 million he was awarded as compensation for his time in prison to create a scholarship in honor of the attorney who helped free him.
The Houston Chronicle reports Anthony Graves has created the Nicole B. Casarez Endowed Scholarship in Law at the University of Texas Law School, where Casarez graduated in 1979.
Casarez said the news of the endowment came as a complete surprise to her.
Graves spent nearly half his adult life in prison before prosecutors determined in October 2010 he wasn't involved in the 1992 slayings of six members of a family in Burleson County, about 100 miles northwest of Houston.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.