News 10.26.09

A Test of Convictions


CNN.com reports today

on the inspiring case of Innocence Project client Dean Cage and his fiancée, Jewel Mitchell. The two became engaged in 1994, just a few months before Cage was arrested for a sexual assault he didn’t commit. Mitchell spoke with CNN about the pain of losing her fiancé to prison and the difficult years of waiting for him:

"It was almost like he was dead," Jewel says. "That's how bad it hurt."

Last year, DNA testing proved Cage’s innocence and he was set free, after serving more than 12 years for a crime he didn’t commit. He and Mitchell were reunited, and CNN will post part two of its story tomorrow. We’ll post a link here when it’s live.

CBS News also posted

a story today

on Cage's case. 


Read more about Cage’s case here

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