DNA Mixup in Las Vegas: Innocent Man Served 4 Years
Dwayne Jackson served four years in prison for a robbery it turns out he did not commit. An "accidental switch" of DNA samples at the Las Vegas lab, or "human error" as the news puts it, was responsible.
The state has admitted the error and a settlement has been reached. Jackson was freed from prison in 2006.
More than 200 cases will now be reanalyzed to determine if other such errors were made by this lab tech, who has been placed on administrative leave.
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