Aug 14, 1:53 AM EDT
JUDGE TOSSES MURDER CONVICTION OF MAN IN PRISON FOR 34 YEARS
BY JOE MANDAK
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who spent 34 years in prison for the rape and shooting death of a teenage girl was released from prison Thursday after a judge vacated his murder conviction, citing new DNA evidence.
Lewis Fogle, 63, was freed on bond because he remains charged and could be retried by District Attorney Patrick Dougherty, who filed the joint motion to vacate the conviction with the New York-based Innocence Project.
“We are incredibly grateful to District Attorney Patrick Dougherty for working with us to conduct the DNA testing and for acknowledging that Mr. Fogle’s conviction should be set aside,” said David Loftis, managing attorney for the Innocence Project.
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Sorry, but this is why I oppose the death penalty.
And, “our” “system of justice” is flawed.
There must simply be a better way.
It’s a real knock on Gooferment and whatever happened to “better 100 guilty men go free than 1 innocent man go to jail”?
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