DNA evidence exonerates Pennsylvania man jailed for 19 years

[JURIST] A Pennsylvania man jailed for 19 years was released from prison in Pittsburgh Monday after DNA evidence cleared him of rape charges. Thomas Doswell [Innocence Project case profile], an African-American, was convicted of raping a hospital worker in 1986, and sentenced to 13 to 26 years in prison. Law students at the Innocence Project [project website] at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law took on Doswell's case in 2004, and later won a motion to gain access to evidence for DNA testing, clearing him of all charges. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has local coverage.

 

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