Ruby Cole Session

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: Texas criminal justice reformer and advocate who had championed the cause of the wrongfully convicted after her son Timothy Cole was sent to prison in 1985 for a rape he didn't commit (Cole died of asthma attack in prison in 1999 at age 39) before DNA testing cleared him in 2008, but who also lobbied for the Tim Cole Act in 2009, which provides compensation for wrongfully convicted inmates to help rebuild their lives.

 

 

Cause of Death: Aneurysm

 

Born: October 6, 1936

 

Died: October 10, 2013

 

Location: Fort Worth, Texas