With DNA Evidence, Jury Clears PA Man of Rape, Murder

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Almost 25 years ago, Anthony Wright of Philadelphia was taken into custody at age 20, charged with the rape and murder of his 77-year-old neighbor. On Tuesday, Wright, now 44, walked out of prison a free man after a jury acquitted him in a retrial resulting from new DNA testing that proved another man was the rapist, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. A jury of seven women . . .

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