Texas Outrage: Not only has Anthony Graves been denied compensation, his paycheck is being garnished for child support

Anthony Graves

Anthony Graves spent 18 years on Texas’ death row, the victim of a classic case of investigative and prosecutorial tunnel vision.  You would think that would qualify Mr. Graves for the $80,000 a year the wrongfully convicted are due under the Tim Cole Act.  But no.  According to a Houston Chronicle Editorial, Anthony Graves was denied $1,440,000.00 the State of Texas owed him and then, as if to pour salt in the wound, garnished his wages for the child support he didn’t pay because he had been wrongfully accused and convicted.

According to the Chronicle editorial, Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, feels Anthony Graves’ story is “truly troubling and deeply compelling” but felt he had no choice but to deduct the child support money.

Scott Henson has a good post on this truly disgusting development at Grits for Breakfast.

2 thoughts on “Texas Outrage: Not only has Anthony Graves been denied compensation, his paycheck is being garnished for child support

  1. It’s a pity for Anthony Graves for being wrongfully accused and convicted ,.. and too bad that he was forced to deduct the child support money..

  2. This racist bastard withheld evidence so that he could win a case. Now they wanna jerk this innocent man around as a free man! That is a horrible view of the world we live in today. This is what we have to look forward to, people who can rest easily at night after they have snaked a man out of his and his children’s life. If he were a free man he would have had the opportunity to pay child support and father his children. Where is the law that puts that no good prosecutor who helped get this man wrongfully convicted from withholding crucial evidence with tampering,withholding,lying,and being coniveing just to get a conviction under his belt. SMDH…….. 😦

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