Innocent Man Released After 26 Years in Prison

A Dallas, Texas man who has said throughout his 26 years in prison that he never raped a woman who lived five houses down from him was freed Thursday.

Charles Chatman, 47, was released on his recognizance. He was freed on the basis of new DNA testing that lawyers say proves his innocence and adds to Dallas County's nationally unmatched number of wrongfully convicted inmates.

"I'm bitter. I'm angry," Chatman told The Associated Press during his last night in jail Wednesday. "But I'm not angry or bitter to the point where I want to hurt anyone or get revenge."

He became the 15th inmate from Dallas County since 2001 to be freed by DNA testing.