News 10.22.07

Wisconsin man celebrates the 11th anniversary of his exoneration

Fredric Saecker

spent six years behind bars in Wisconsin for a crime he did not commit before DNA testing proved his innocence. Saecker was wrongly convicted of rape in 1990 and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Wednesday marks the 11th anniversary of his exoneration.

Saecker’s wrongful conviction centered on several incriminating statements he made while being questioned by police. False confessions have played a role in more than 25% of wrongful convictions overturned by DNA testing.

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