Man exonerated after 30 years, buried - - Jackson, MS

Man exonerated after 30 years, buried

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FOREST COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Funeral services were held Saturday for a Forest County man who served 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Fifty-three year-old Bobby Ray Dixon died Sunday of cancer.

Dixon's name was cleared September 16th after DNA evidence proved he was not part of the 1979 rape and murder of Eva Gail Patterson. A judge set aside the guilty pleas of Dixon and another man in that case.

A ruling is expected on a posthumous petition clearing a third man.

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