TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 20, 2017
Lawrence McKinney, the Wilson County man released from prison in 2009 after a court overturned a 1978 rape conviction due to DNA evidence, has been exonerated by Gov. Bill Haslam, The Tennessean reports. McKinney spent 31 years in prison for a crime the court determined he did not commit. He also previously saw his record expunged. The Tennessee Board of Parole voted unanimously against exoneration, but Haslam said he respected the determinations of the Shelby County Criminal Court and District Attorney General.