In 1988 Christopher Ochoa confessed to raping and murdering a young woman at an Austin Pizza Hut. The 22-year-old man implicated his friend, 19-year-old Richard Danziger. Twelve years later, DNA testing proved they didn't commit the crime. It turned out that Ochoa had falsely confessed after being threatened with capital murder prosecution. While Ochoa lost his twenties to incarceration, Danziger lost much more. He was beaten so badly in prison that he has... More >>>
A top D.A. says some prosecutors may withdraw plea bargains if defendants don't sign the waiver.