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‘Hates Texas,’ Says ‘Blue Line’ Figure

Associated Press

Former Death Row inmate Randall Dale Adams said Wednesday that he wants to go home to Ohio and never return to Texas, the state that imprisoned him for 12 years for a crime he says he did not commit.

However, Adams, who was released from a Dallas prison on Tuesday, said he is not bitter about the past and believes a new trial on charges of killing a police officer would further clear his name.

Shortly after his release, Adams flew to Houston to meet with his attorney. “I’ll be glad to get back to Ohio,” he said. “No offense, but I hate Texas.”

Adams, who had no previous arrests, was convicted in 1977 of killing police officer Robert Wood and was sentenced to death. The conviction was dismissed earlier this month, following revelations in a movie documentary about his case, “Thin Blue Line.”

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