The Chateau Lounge, a block away from the stabbing, is where the knife was found. Several of the men who had been with Burrell at the apartment before the stabbing ended up there afterwards. Its where police arrested Rhodes that night for causing a disturbance.
Rhodes said after returning from the bar and finding Burrell's body, he noticed drops of blood on the cuffs of his pants after checking out the injured and dying man. Because he was on parole, Rhodes said he panicked and changed clothes in this vacant apartment.
Brandon Garrett, professor of law, University of Virginia, has studied more than 200 cases of people who have been convicted of crimes, then exonerated through DNA evidence. He has been able to identify common threads in the cases.
Dallas Co. district attorney Craig Watkins leaves a public hearing of the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Austin, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. Watkins asked the federal commission to consider "smart justice", and not just punishment, when sentencing criminals. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)