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Authorities Begin Exoneration Process For Texas Man After DNA Leads To New Arrest

HOUSTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities say they will begin the process to exonerate a Houston man who was convicted in a 2010 fatal stabbing that investigators now believe was committed by someone else.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office on Friday said that Lydell Grant has been cleared in the death of 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn, who was murdered outside a bar in Montrose.

New evidence has pointed to 41-year-old Jermarico Carter as the killer. Carter was arrested Thursday in Georgia.

Grant was serving a life term and had been in prison for seven years when he was freed on bond last month as authorities investigated the new evidence.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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