Like in many cases where the person convicted was later proven to be innocent, there is other evidence which should have created a sense of reasonable doubt. Also like in many exonerations the crime itself was undisputed which is a stark contrast to the idea many people have that false convictions are caused by hoaxers posing as victims.
Fifteen years to the day after he was convicted of a brutal murder, a 46-year-old man was ordered released from state prison on Tuesday because DNA tests proved he did not commit the crime.
[...] Prosecutors relied mostly on circumstantial evidence and the bite marks on the body to win the conviction. Brown had been released from county jail a week before the killing after serving eight months for threatening social workers assigned to his child custody case. He claimed he never knew Kulakowski.
Her nude body had bite marks that an expert prosecution witness linked to Brown, even though they showed indentations from six upper teeth while Brown has only four.
A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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