Don't Mess With Texas

Here a judge frees a 76 year old man who confessed after being tortured...

State District Judge David Wilson, who dismissed Coney's charges, investigated and found that the sheriff of Angelina County at the time and his deputies used physical force to extract confessions, often crushing prisoners' fingers between jail cell bars. When Wilson questioned Coney, the prisoner held up two twisted and bent fingers. "I remember the sheriff well," Coney said.

CBS News | Judge Frees Man Jailed 40 Years | August 20, 2004 09:18:27

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