Darrell Edwards has been in New Jersey prison for more than a decade for a 1995 murder he has always said he didn’t commit. At a hearing today in Newark, Innocence Project attorneys are arguing that he deserves a new trial due to a wide array of new evidence – including DNA test results – that constitutes strong proof that he was wrongfully convicted.
“We believe Darrell Edwards is innocent, and the new evidence should result in a new trial at the very least,” said Vanessa Potkin, the Innocence Project Staff Attorney handling the case. “The DNA test results alone meet the legal standard for vacating Darrell Edwards’ conviction and granting a new trial – and the other new evidence we’ve submitted to the court shows that his conviction was based on faulty information and erroneous witnesses.”
Newark man will tell court DNA evidence clears him of murder charge
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