Rafael Anchia: Exonerees deserve Texan of the Year honor

Nothing can right the wrong that was committed against Tim Cole, the 17-year-old Texas Tech student who went to jail an innocent man and died in prison 13 years later. HB 1736, named the Tim Cole Act, will allow his survivors to receive payments that would have gone to Mr. Cole's estate, although no amount of money can restore a son to his mother or ease the pain of her loss.

Nothing can right the wrong that was committed against Tim Cole, the 17-year-old Texas Tech student who went to jail an innocent man and died in prison 13 years later. HB 1736, named the Tim Cole Act, will allow his survivors to receive payments that would have gone to Mr. Cole's estate, although no amount of money can restore a son to his mother or ease the pain of her loss.

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