Cornejo said the child was a nice girl. He described her as being wonderful and very smart, with a lot going for herself. She’s just not his daughter.
Despite the scientific evidence, both the state and the child's mother insist that Cornejo make the child support payments, KTRK reported. He and his attorneys are attempting to have the case re-opened and get the payments dismissed.
“I never thought in my whole life I would have to defend myself for something that I am innocent of,” Cornejo said, according to KTRK.
Cheryl Coleman, Cornejo’s attorney, also spoke out about the decision.
“They say he should have fought back then and he failed to do so,” she said. “But how can you fight something you don’t know anything about? Unfortunately, this young child is the one who suffers.”
Read more at the Houston Chronicle and KTRK.