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Nearly a decade into his life sentence for murder, Lydell Grant was escorted out of a Texas prison in November with his hands held high, free on bail, all thanks to DNA re-examined by a software program.

Lydell Grant spent the better part of a decade in prison for a murder he did not commit. Thanks to a new process for examining DNA he is close to being exonerated.

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Lydell Grant was supposed to be in prison for murder. But an emerging form of DNA technology, which has also come under scrutiny, is helping to free him in an unprecedented case.

Lydell Grant was supposed to be in prison for murder. But an emerging form of DNA technology, which has also come under scrutiny, is helping to free him in an unprecedented case.

Nearly a decade into his life sentence for murder, Lydell Grant was escorted out of a Texas prison in November with his hands held high, free on bail, all thanks to DNA re-examined by a software program.

Lydell Grant was supposed to be in prison for murder. But an emerging form of DNA technology, which has also come under scrutiny, is helping to free him in an unprecedented case.

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Lydell Grant could be fastest-exonerated person in Texas history, Harris County DA’s office says >

Judge recommends Lydell Grant’s murder conviction be vacated

'Living my best life’: Lydell Grant gets the ultimate Christmas at home after decade in prison >

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Lydell Grant, 42, was freed on bond last month after a new analysis of DNA found on the victim's fingernails pointed to his innocence in the killing of 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn.

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Some extraordinary news late last night: Harris County prosecutors announced they'd arrested a man in Georgia for the 2010 slaying of Aaron Scheerhoorn. This comes weeks after the man convicted in the crime, Lydell Grant, was finally freed from jail:

NEW: 'Relieved of all anguish': Weeks after Lydell Grant is freed from prison due to wrongful conviction, prosecutors say they have found the man who really killed Aaron Scheerhoorn

Grant Lydell is set to be exonerated after years of maintaining his innocence in a 2010 stabbing

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All the evidence was retested this year by the Innocence Project of Texas, and the DPS crime lab, and they said Lydell Grant was not a match.

BREAKING: Harris County prosecutors will recommend a judge grant bail for Lydell Grant, sentenced to life in prison for 2010 Montrose murder. The move comes after DNA testing defense lawyers say ruled him out as a suspect & IDs the real culprit:

On A1: Lydell Grant, convicted in 2010 Montrose slaying, walked out of jail yesterday on bond while the case is reinvestigated. He offered advice to others like him: ‘keep writing, and have faith and have hope’

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