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Texas court finds Kerry Max Cook innocent of 1977 murder, ending decades-long quest for exoneration

The Texas Criminal Court of Appeals cited stunning allegations of prosecutorial misconduct that led to Cook spending 20 years on death row.

From left: Former death row inmates Kerry Max Cook, an American, and Sakae Menda, of Japan, attend a press conference during the First World Congress Against the Death Penalty on June 21, 2001 in Strasbourg, France.

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