News 06.08.07

Harold Buntin exonerated in Indianapolis

DNA testing has proven that Harold Buntin served 13 years in Indiana prisons for a rape he didn’t commit. His last two years in prison came after he was officially exonerated, because paperwork ordering his release was lost in court files. Buntin finally walked out of prison in April of this year after the error was rectified. He told press that “somebody has to answer” for the injustice he suffered.

"I'm going to move on and take care of my business," he told The Indianapolis Star for a story Tuesday. "But I feel like somebody has to answer for that. I never should have been in jail — and I spent two more years there after they knew I was innocent."


Read the full story here

. (Associated Press, 4/24/2007)

Buntin was represented by a private attorney. The Innocence Project tracks all DNA exonerations nationwide and recently completed an examination of the case. Harold Buntin is the 203rd person exonerated by DNA testing nationwide and the

fifth in Indiana

. Read more about his case in our

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