Anthony Graves: 18 Years of Prison for a Crime He Didn’t Commit

Stefan Doyno
Katie's Take

Could you imagine being locked up for 18 years for a crime you know you didn’t commit?

Well that happened to Anthony Graves. He spent almost two decades in jail for a gruesome massacre he had nothing to do with.

Graves was released 3 years ago from Death Row after Houston-based lawyer and journalism professor Nicole Casarez was determined to set him free. She learned about the case intending to use it in her innocence investigations class.

“The evidence started mounting that Anthony wasn’t there,” Casarez revealed.

“That must make you so furious,” Katie said to Anthony.

Anthony explained that he is blessed to have been released.

“I would be so angry and so bitter and so full of rage,” Katie added.

“See that’s why it didn’t happen to you, it happened to me!” Anthony joked.

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