DNA Testing Leads to New Trial in Florida
William Dillon, who has served 27 years in Florida prison for a murder he has always said he didn’t commit, will get a new trial. Dillon, along with his attorneys and the Innocence Project of Florida, obtained DNA testing on a bloody T-shirt from the crime scene that was used to convict him. The DNA profiles developed from evidence on the T-shirt matched the victim and other unidentified individuals, but excluded Dillon. A judge threw out Dillon’s conviction on Friday and a bond hearing is set for Tuesday.
"We are just exhilarated. It's a new chapter now," said Dillon's brother, Joe, of Palm Bay. "The whole family is really excited."
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. (Orlando Sentinel, 11/15/08)
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