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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wrongly convicted man freed after 28 years

Thanks to new DNA tests, which showed that Donald Eugene Gates did not rape and murder a college student in 1981 in Washington, D.C. His conviction had been based partly on a hair analysis that experts now say isn't really scientific. He could theoretically qualify for $50K for every year he was imprisoned. For now, though, he was given $75 and a bus ticket from Arizona to his family in Ohio.


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