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"...Nearly 21 years to the day that she was sent to prison for a crime that few still believe ever actually happened, Frances Keller on Tuesday evening walked out of the Travis County Jail, freed on a personal bond, and was greeted by a grown daughter eager to hug her mother after more than two decades of separation...."
"...An appeal filed this morning in Travis County district court reopens an infamous chapter in Austin history and sets out to prove, once and for all, that former Oak Hill daycare operator Frances Keller was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and has spent the last 20 years behind bars for a crime that never even happened...."
"...A group of influential local family law attorneys, psychologists, and social workers have filed a court brief expressing their support for Frances Keller, who was convicted in 1992 of the sexual assault of a child – a crime that many, including the signers of the brief, believe never happened...."
"...A roster of leading psychologists and related experts from around the world last week signed on to a pair of letters in support of an appeal filed on behalf of Frances Keller, who was convicted of sexual assault and who has spent the last two decades behind bars for a crime that almost certainly never happened...."
"...When the little girl on the witness stand said, "No, it didn't happen," Frances Keller put her head in her hands and began to sob...."
"..."A 21st century court ought to be able to recognize a 20th century witch-hunt, and render justice accordingly." – from the appeal memorandum for Frances Keller..."
"...Following her release from prison last week, the first item that Frances Keller bought was a toothbrush. For more than two decades, she'd been allowed to use only a stubby, prison-issued brush that required her to stick nearly her whole hand into her mouth in an attempt to clean her teeth..."
"...Late on Nov. 26, just two days before Thanksgiving and nearly 21 years to the day that she was sent to prison for a crime that few still believe ever actually happened, Frances Keller walked out of the Travis County Jail, freed on a personal bond..."
"...Wednesday’s decision by the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals to overturn the 1992 sexual assault convictions against former child care providers Frances and Dan Keller is one small step. Despite mounting evidence that the two did no wrong, the court still declined to find her completely innocent...."
"...The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the convictions of Dan and Frances Keller, who spent more than two decades in prison after being convicted (wrongly, many now presume) in 1992 of aggravated sexual assault of a child. However, the nine-judge panel failed to exonerate the now-divorced couple..."
"...Video interviews of Frances Keller and psychology professor James Wood..."
"...Chimene Onyeri was arrested in Houston (on charges that he committed another murder) a week after the attempt on Kocurek. In mid-December, news broke that he foretold the effort to end Kocurek's life well before staking out a hiding spot near her home. 7) Kellers' Fight Continues..."
"...Last Wednesday's news that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals would unanimously grant relief – yet deny a ruling of actual innocence – to former child care providers Frances and Dan Keller in their 1992 sentencing to 48 years in prison for sexual assault of a minor came in the utmost of concise messaging: five paragraphs that laid out for the Kellers the law as it applies to their conviction. No assessments, reactions, or interpretation...."
"...(See "Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories," Jan. 1.) 3) Kellers Relieved..."
"...Petting Zoo (Germany/USA/Greece) Director/Screenwriter: Micah Magee A story of love, sex, and teen pregnancy in San Antonio, Texas, Petting Zoo is the portrait of a young woman coming into her own, in an environment that does not always present ideal circumstances. Cast: Devon Keller, Austin Reed, Deztiny Gonzales, Kiowa Tucker (North American Premiere)..."
"...D: Lucio Fulci; with David Warbeck, Sarah Keller, Antoine Saint-John, Veronica Lazar, Anthony Flees, Giovanni De Nava, Al Cliver, Michele Mirabella, Gianpaolo Saccarola, Maria Pia Marsala, Laura De Marchi...."
"...In this week's News Roundup, the Council's TCAD challenge moves forward, but without help from Travis County Commissioners; the Kellers move forward in their request to be found innocent; the Austin SSLC stays open; and more...."
"...Doyle Bramhall rubs his eyes and squeezes them closed as he covers his face momentarily. He's sitting on the floor, back to the rough, black, soundproofed walls of his rehearsal room at Music Lab where he's rehearsing songs from his new album, Fitchburg Street, with keyboardist Riley Osbourne, guitarists Dru Webber and Mike Keller, and bassist Jim Milan..."