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