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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Exoneration Roundup

Cuffs_5 A Texan who served 12 years in prison for rape was found actually innocent by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals after the complainant recanted. (Here's another story.) A man in the Netherlands who has served 4 years of an 18 year sentence was cleared when a DNA test indentified a different perpetrator.  In Florida, sexual assault charges against a doctor were dropped when the complainant admitted she had lied about her extensive history of mental illness.  A Taunton, Massachusetts babysitter recanted a rape accusation against her employer, admitting she fabricated the story.  An ABC story explores reentry into society of exonerated individuals.  Murder charges against a California man who spent 10 months in jail were dismissed after a public defender persuaded the DA that the supposed eyewitness actually committed the crime and framed his friend. [Jack Chin]

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