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Man freed & exonerated after 14yrs in prison

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"A California man who spent 14 years in prison for the murder of a newspaper columnist has been exonerated thanks to the same DNA technology that caught the Golden State Killer suspect, authorities said.

"Ricky Davis was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1985 fatal stabbing of 54-year-old Jane Hylton. He walked free from prison Thursday, CNN affiliate KOVR reported, hours after becoming the first person in California to be exonerated with the help of genetic genealogy -- the combination of DNA analysis and family tree research."

Full story at CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/13/us/california-dna-exoneration-ricky-davis/index.html

And the UK Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/14/california-man-second-person-ever-exonerated-publicly-available-genetic-technology-dna

 

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