News 08.22.08

Innocence Project client Steven Barnes receives DNA testing

DNA testing is currently being performed in the 1985 murder case of 16-year-old Kimberly Simon of Marcy, New York. DNA tests performed over a decade ago showed the results were inconclusive. Now, ten years later, the Innocence Project hopes that advanced technology will be able to yield a result and bring closure to a long-controversial case.

Steven Barnes 1989 conviction was based largely on circumstantial evidence that witnesses may have seen Simon with Barnes on the night of the murder. Barnes and Simon had been classmates at Whitesboro High School.

Read a Utica Observer-Dispatch article about the case

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