Clyde Charles



Age: 55


Summary: former shrimp fisherman who became the first inmate to use a federal civil rights law to sue for DNA testing that not only cleared him of a Louisiana rape conviction but also sent his brother to prison for the same crime and whose health problems included diabetes that required dialysis.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: November 19, 1953


Died: January 7, 2009


Location: Houma, Louisiana