News 11.05.10

Friday Roundup: DNA Evidence

Texas Governor Rick Perry said Anthony Graves’ recent release after 20 twenty years of wrongful incarceration

proves that the state’s justice system is working

.

Relatives of the murder victims in the Graves case

believe that his exoneration was fitting

due to the lack of evidence but are still looking for peace.

Hilary Swank talks Betty Anne Waters, Conviction in

Time’s “10 Questions.”

A new novel by Michael Connelly, ”

The Reversal

,” tells the story of a man exonerated by DNA evidence after serving more than two decades in prison and the defense attorney and detective who still believe in his guilt.

The Joyful Heart Foundation created

endthebacklog,org

to educate readers about the rape kit back log plaguing the country and hopes to provide law enforcement and prosecutors with the resources needed to investigate and prosecute sexual assault cases.

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