Brownsville man jailed in toddler TMs death, gets chance to clear name

Manuel Velez gets chance to clear his name

A Cameron County man is getting another chance to clear his name after being convicted in 2008 of capital murder for his one-year-old son.

The Texas Court of Appeals overturned the conviction for Manuel Velez and ordered a retrial Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, one-year-old Angel Moreno died after suffering head trauma in.

Velez TMs attorney, Trey Garza, released this statement to Action 4 News:"There was evidence that was not presented in the first trial that we will have an opportunity to present at the retrial."

Garza said he has and still believes Velez is innocent.

According to Garza, Velez was not in town during the time the infant suffered the injuries,.

Velez TMs death sentence was overturned in 2012, but the court upheld his conviction.

The District Attorney TMs Office were unavailable to comment on the case.