Virginia Supreme Court Grants Writ of Actual Innocence to Keith Allen Harward
04.07.16 By Innocence Staff
On Thursday, April 7, the Keith Harward_writ of innocence to Keith Allen Harward, who served more than 33 years of a life sentence in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit.
Harward was convicted mainly on the testimony of two forensic dentists who said that Harward’s teeth matched marks left on the rape victim. But in recent years, bite mark comparison as a means for linking individuals to crime scenes has been totally discredited. Harward is at least the 25th person wrongfully convicted on bite mark evidence.
He is expected to be released on Friday. Stay tuned for additional details.
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