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PHOTOS: Steven Mark Chaney Released After 28 Years

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Steven Mark Chaney after he was released from prison in October 2015. Chaney was joined by Innocence Project Attorney M. Chris Fabricant (left) and Dallas Public Defenders Exoneration Attorney Julie Lesser (right). Photo: Lara Solt.

Steven Mark Chaney walked out of a Dallas courtroom this afternoon after a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony.

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Steven Mark Chaney addresses the court during a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. Innocence Project Attorneys M. Chris Fabricant and Barry Cshack are on the right and Dallas Public Defenders Exoneration Attorney Julie Lesser is on the left. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

Steven Mark Chaney addresses the court during a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. Innocence Project Attorneys M. Chris Fabricant and Barry Cshack are on the right and Dallas Public Defenders Exoneration Attorney Julie Lesser is on the left. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

 

Steven Mark Chaney and Innocence Project Attorneys M. Chris Fabricant (center) and Barry Cshack (right) during a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

Steven Mark Chaney and Innocence Project Attorneys M. Chris Fabricant (center) and Barry Cshack (right) during a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

 

Steven Mark Chaney reacts to his release during a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. Innocence Project Attorneys M. Chris Fabricant and Barry Cshack are on the right. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

Steven Mark Chaney reacts to his release during a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. Innocence Project Attorneys M. Chris Fabricant and Barry Cshack are on the right. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

 

Steven Mark Chaney reacts to his release during a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. Dallas Public Defenders Exoneration Attorney Julie Lesser is on the left. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

Steven Mark Chaney reacts to his release during a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. Dallas Public Defenders Exoneration Attorney Julie Lesser is on the left. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

Steven Mark Chaney hugs his mother, Darla Chaney, for the first time in years after walking out of a Dallas courtroom this afternoon after a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

Steven Mark Chaney hugs his mother, Darla Chaney, for the first time in years after walking out of a Dallas courtroom this afternoon after a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

 

Steven Mark Chaney poses for a picture with other exonerees after a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

Steven Mark Chaney poses for a picture with other exonerees after a hearing in a Dallas courtroom where a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

 

Steven Mark Chaney takes off his jacket while walking out of the Dallas courthouse this afternoon after a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony.  Innocence Project Attorney M. Chris Fabricant is on the right. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

Steven Mark Chaney takes off his jacket while walking out of the Dallas courthouse this afternoon after a court reversed his 1987 murder conviction because of discredited bite mark testimony.  Innocence Project Attorney M. Chris Fabricant is on the right. Photographed on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Photo copyright Lara Solt)

 

 

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