‘I Still Want My Name Cleared’: Texas Black Man Seeks Exoneration After Spending 20 Years In Prison for Murder Conviction Based on Dubious Evidence

Edward Ates, 54, of Waxahachie, Texas, still maintains his innocence as his fight for his full exoneration continues nearly four years after being released from a Texas prison where he served 20 years for a crime it appears the police had no credible evidence he committed. “I still want my name cleared and I’m still fighting.