Indiana man freed 23 years after wrongful conviction


David L. Scott was freed from prison today after an Indianapolis judge threw out his 1985 conviction for murdering an 89-year-old woman. Scott served nearly 23 years of his 50-year sentence before DNA tests on evidence from the crime scene – conducted at the request of his half-sister – implicated another man in the crime. Police arrested this alternate suspect in Kentucky over the weekend after DNA tests matched his profile.

Read the full story here

. (Indianapolis Star, 01/28/08)

Read more background on the case here

. (Indianapolis Star, 01/26/08)

Leave a Reply

Thank you for visiting us. You can learn more about how we consider cases here. Please avoid sharing any personal information in the comments below and join us in making this a hate-speech free and safe space for everyone.

This field is required.
This field is required.
This field is required.