sabato 15 agosto 2015

US - Indiana - Lewis Fogle: Prisoner freed after spending over 30 years in prison, following DNA test

The Indipendent
A man who was handed a life sentence in connection with the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl over three decades ago has walked free from a Pennsylvania prison, after a DNA test proved his innoncence.

Lewis Fogle, 63, filed repeated appeals denying his involvement in the 1976 rape and murder of Deann “Kathy” Long.
Lewis Fogle
A judge in Indiana, Pennsylvania, has quashed Fogle’s conviction and granted him $25,000 bail.

However, a senior court official believes he may have been involved in the plot to attack the teenager.

The prisoner must now wait until 14 September for the Indiana County District Attorney to decide whether to retry him on second-degree murder charges. The verdict will be given on 14 September.

Fogle family members took him away from the Correctional Institution Pine Grove at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, a prison spokeswoman said.

New DNA testing of sperm evidence from the case has excluded Fogle and pointed to an unidentified male, according to the Innocence Project, a group that works to exonerate wrongfully convicted people.

Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty agreed for the DNA test to be used and backed calls by lawyers from the Innocence Project in asking that the conviction be thrown out.

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