LUBBOCK, TX -- The City of Lubbock will consider dedicating a small parcel of land at 19th and University Avenue as the Timothy Cole Memorial Park. Last year, City Councilman Todd Klein successfully lobbied his fellow Councilmembers to approve a granite memorial at that location. Plans have since changed to make it a statue.
Klein said, “It is befitting the original spirit. It would make that not only the location [for the statue] but also the designated park.”
Money for the memorial was donated by Lubbock attorney Kevin Glasheen. Klein said it is scheduled for unveiling in 2014. Klein also said Cole’s brother, Corey Session, is scheduled to attend.
“It should be a beautiful occasion,” Klein said.
Cole, a Texas Tech student at the time, was wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in 1985. He died in prison, and another man admitted to the rape. Governor Rick Perry posthumously exonerated Cole in 2010.