News 04.02.08

Federal court: Alaska inmate has the right to DNA testing

In a major decision that could strengthen the right of prisoners to seek post-conviction DNA testing through U.S. federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided today that William Osborne, an Innocence Project client in Alaska, has the right to DNA testing that could prove his innocence.

Osborne was convicted of a 1993 kidnapping and rape in Alaska and is seeking DNA testing that could prove his innocence in the crime. The federal circuit court today affirmed the decision of a lower federal court.

Read the full decision here


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