Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2006
Contact: Kenneth Besserman 512-463-0113

Senator Ellis to hold news conference today at State Capitol with recently exonerated Larry Fuller

Ellis and others to call for criminal justice reforms regarding wrongful convictions

Who: Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Larry Fuller, a Dallas decorated Vietnam veteran who was wrongfully convicted of rape 25 years ago and released from prison Tuesday after specialized DNA testing proved his innocence, Fullerís lawyer, Vanessa Plotkin, and Texas criminal justice advocates.
What: Senator Ellis, who serves on the Texas Criminal Justice Committee and chairs the Innocence Commission in New York, and other criminal justice advocates will discuss the need for new laws involving increased compensation for wrongfully convicted, the formation of state innocence commission and eye-witness identification reforms.
When: Thursday, November 2, 2006. 1:30 p.m.
Where: Lt. Governor's Press Room 2E.9