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Steven Lee Bunker

 

Charge:

"Sexual Crime Online (e.g., enticing minor in chatroom for sex)"

Sentence:

5 yrs

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Year Cleared:

2016

U.S. State or Country of Crime:

Texas

County or Region of Crime:

Brazoria

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Result:

Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"Steven Lee Bunker was wrongly convicted in of online solicitation of a minor in Brazoria County, Texas. He did not appeal his conviction. In 2013 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that § 33.021(b) unconstitutional in Ex parte Lo, 424 S.W.3d 10 (Tex. Crim. App. 2013). Bunker filed a writ of habeas corpus that his convictions were no longer valid in light of Lo. On February 24, 2016 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Bunker's writ of habeas corpus and ordered dismissal of his indictments."

Conviction Caused By:

Innocence Proved By:

"On February 24, 2016 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Bunker's writ of habeas corpus and ordered dismissal of his indictments."

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Information Source 1:

"Ex Parte Steven Lee Bunker, No. WR-83,955-01 (Tex. Court of Criminal Appeals 2-24-2016)"

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