Friday, November 24, 2006

DNA testing clears a man of rape. He's been in prison since 1992.

"Authorities are reviewing the conviction of a man imprisoned for a 1992 rape after he was cleared by DNA tests that the original lab analyst refused to conduct.

"Marlon Pendleton's lawyers received the results of the new tests Wednesday and filed a motion seeking to vacate his conviction. Prosecutors were reviewing the case and Pendleton's conviction in another rape, said John Gorman, spokesman for State's Attorney Richard Devine." (CNN)

Cases like this push me to oppose the death penalty. The justice system is very good -- perhaps the best in the world -- but it's certainly not perfect.

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