Saturday, December 11, 2004

Inmate in prison for life won't be charged with additional rapes to which his DNA is linked

The Washington Post has this article ("Inmate Will Not Be Tried in 1981 Norfolk Rapes," 12/11/04) and earlier in the week the Norfolk paper had this article ("DNA from 3 rapes points to one man," 12/8/04) about an inmate whose DNA is consistent with his being the perpetrator of other rapes from 1981 for which two innocent men were imprisoned - yet he will not be charged, because the prosecutor is concerned about the chain of custody of the evidence, and in one case, the victim's identification, which she says remains unchanged in spite of the DNA evidence.

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