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Life in Pictures: Tim Cole

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Exoneration

Tim Cole maintained his innocence and hope throughout his incarceration. Before his name was able to be cleared, he died from an asthma attack in December 1999. Texas inmate Jerry Wayne Johnson confessed to the rape in 1995, but was unable to contact Cole until 2007. He did not know that Cole had already passed away. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)