Stephen Brodie

FILE – In this June 24, 2010 file photo, deaf inmate Stephen Brodie uses sign language to answer a question through an interpreter during a jailhouse interview in Dallas. A judge has set aside the 1993 conviction of Brodie, who was sent to prison for raping a 5-year-old girl despite an absence of physical evidence linking him to the attack. The district attorney’s office supported 39-year-old Stephen Brodie’s claim of innocence during a court hearing in Dallas on Monday Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)