A Houston man who was declared innocent of a fatal stabbing and released from prison was arrested again for a fatal shooting.
Lydell Grant, 46, served seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
His family and friends celebrated with him outside a courthouse in 2021. Grant was promised a million-dollar payday for the time he spent behind bars unjustly.
But Grant was taken into custody on Friday, April 7, and has been charged with murder in the shooting of a fellow motorist, police said.
Grant is accused of killing Edwin Arevalo, 33, during a road rage incident following a minor traffic collision Thursday night. Houston police said Grant got out of his vehicle, and shot Arevalo before fleeing.
Grant was booked into jail Friday night, and his bond was set at $1 million. He remained in jail on Monday.
In 2012, Grant was convicted of stabbing 28-year-old Aaron Scheerhoorn outside a Houston bar in 2010. The evidence against him included six eyewitnesses who testified against Grant at his murder trial.
But a Texas appeals court overturned his conviction in May 2021 after new analysis of DNA found under the victim’s fingernails cleared Grant as the killer. He was freed on bond in 2019 while awaiting the appeals court’s decision.
The new DNA analysis was paid for by The Innocence Project, who had no comment about Grant’s arrest on Friday.
Another man has since been convicted of the fatal stabbing, and is serving time in prison.