Sims' mother passed away 3 years into the 25 years sentence from which he was released twenty days ago when a DNA test cast doubt on his 1986 conviction.
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DNA exonerees Victor Thomas, center left, and Christopher Scott, center right, place their hand on the shoulder of Larry Sims, at right with hat, as they pray by the unmarked grave site of Sims' mother at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in Dallas. When Sims visited a Dallas cemetery to place flowers on his mother's grave, he was joined by seven men who didn't know the woman and in fact had only recently gotten to know him. The men were there because they know what it's like to spend years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.