TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 6, 2014

A Tennessee man who was imprisoned for 11 years for a rape he maintained he didn’t commit was released after DNA evidence and a wavering victim led prosecutors in Marshall County to drop all charges, the Tennessean reports. The case is one of a growing number of exonerations across the country. The National Registry of Exonerations has documented nearly 1,400 cases that have been reversed when evidence — DNA, perjury, witness and victim recantations, bad eyewitness identifications or withheld evidence — surfaced showing that a defendant was innocent.