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Exonerated man named Texan of the Year

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A man who was freed from prison after being wrongly convicted was named this year's Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.

Christopher Scott served 15 years of a 70-year sentence for capital murder. He said he never thought he would see freedom. But three years ago he became the first person in the nation to be exonerated without DNA.

Scott has since opened a clothing store in Cedar Hill and started a non-profit organization to investigate claims of other Texas inmates who say they are innocent but serving time in prison.

"I feel like we can really kind of bring a change because we done actually been through that and done that," he said. "It don't make sense for a man to sit up in prison for a crime he didn't do and go through the hell that he go through."

He said it was an unbelievable feeling to be given a major award after being out of prison for only three years.

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