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Thursday, 26 April 2012

DNA Testing Proved Michael Saunders' Innocence

Michael Saunders was convicted of a rape and murder that he did not commit, and sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. Just 15 at the time of the crime, police showed him crime scene evidence and coerced him into confessing, then prosecutors used that confession to convict him, even though DNA evidence did not match him or his co-defendents. After serving 17 years, a match between DNA evidence and an unrelated man who had been convicted of similar crimes proved Michael's innocence and secured his freedom.

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