DNA Test Exonerations Nearing 200 After GA, NY Cases


A convicted rapist in Georgia and a man unjustly convicted of murder in New York but helped find the real killer from his prison cell – were granted their freedom yesterday after DNA tests proved their innocence, reports the Associated Press. In the New York case, “armed only with a notebook, stamps and a copy of the state’s Freedom of Information Law, Roy Brown identified the true perpetrator from a prison cell,” said Nina Morrison of the Innocence Project. In Georgia, Pete Williams, 44, became a free man after spending nearly nearly half his life in prison for rape.

Williams and Brown become the 193rd and 194th convicts nationwide exonerated through DNA testing, said the Innocence Project. “Changes got to be made in the justice system,” Brown said. “The wheels are flat. There’s more innocent people like me.”

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-01-23-convictions-vacated_x.htm

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