Pennsylvania man acquitted of rape after DNA exoneration
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Thomas Dowell was released after serving nearly 20 years in prison for the rape of a 48-year-old woman at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hospital. He was acquitted after a judge ordered a DNA test on the semen taken from the rape victim. In 1986, Dowell was sentenced to spend 13 to 26 years in prison on the rape charge. He was denied parole four times because he would not accept responsibility for the crime he was convicted of. He was released from prison and acquitted of all charges.
- Associated Press. "DNA evidence frees man after 19 years" — , August 2, 2005
- Bill Moushey. "Man goes free after 19 years in prison for rape he did not commit" — , August 2, 2005
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