Black Man Still In Prison After 7 Years Despite DNA Evidence Proving His Innocence

Black Man Still In Prison After 7 Years Despite DNA Evidence Proving His Innocence

Lydell Grant was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Seven years ago, Lydell Grant was found guilty of murdering a 28-year-old man. The victim, who died in 2010, was stabbed near a Montrose night club. As reported by ABC13, the evidence found by testing the DNA under the victim's fingernails had led to his incarceration. The state DNA experts had testified that his involvement could not be ruled out.

The Innocence Project of Texas and the DPS crime lab retested the DNA evidence and the results were contrary. Grant's lawyers said that the new evidence conclusively proves that Grant was not the murderer and the DNA evidence has actually identified another person who still remains at large.

Grant was again presented before the court in order to be released on bond during the time that the formal processes of his release be initiated, the court ordered him to remain in custody still. Sentenced in 2012, it has already been seven years that an innocent man has spent in prison but justice is still being denied to him.

Kitsye Grant, his aunt, told ABC13: "We know he's innocent, and we're gonna fight to the end. They really need to go and find the right person. What I feel bad for is the mother of the young man, the victim. They got the wrong person." Another hearing date is to be set in November but for the time, he would remain behind the bars and without justice.

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