Ill. Inmate Freed by DNA After Serving 32 Years
Andre Davis, now 50 years old, left a maximum security prison in Illinois today, after serving 32 years for a rape and murder that DNA evidence has proven he didn't commit.
A federal court overturned his conviction when DNA tests not available at the time of his trial came back with a finding that the blood and semen found at the crime scene were not those of Davis.
Prosecutors earlier today said they will not recharge him. Did the DNA tests sway them? Not much.
[Prosecutor] Reitz said that while she didn't doubt the results of the DNA tests, she decided not to retry Davis because of the difficulty in taking a 32-year-old case to trial — not because of those tests.
Davis requested the DNA testing in 2004. Why did it take 8 years to free him?
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