Another Chapter in a Notorious Chicago Murder Case
spent more than 10 years on Illinois death row before DNA tests proved their innocence of a child murder in 1995. The DNA tests at the time implicated a man named Brian Dugan, who had been convicted of two other murders and was charged with the murder in 2005. Yesterday, he pled guilty and told a judge he committed the crime alone. He has yet to be sentenced.
"A little girl died a horrible death, a family was twisted and tormented by the criminal justice system for a quarter century, but it's time to move on," said Scott Turow, a best-selling author and lawyer who handled the appeal of one of the men convicted in the slaying.
Read the full story here
. (MSNBC, 07/28/09)
DNA testing doesn’t only exonerate the wrongfully convicted, it helps to identify the people who actually committed the crimes in question. The Cruz / Hernandez case is among
104 DNA exoneration cases
in which the real perpetrator of the crime has been apprehended.
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.