DNA Exoneration in 1992: now a DNA ‘hit’ on CODIS in 2012 could reveal real rapist.

In a development in Topeka, a 27 year old rape may be closer to being solved after a ‘hit’ on CODIS with DNA from the scene. Previously, in 1986, local man Joe Jones, was wrongfully convicted of the rape and spent seven years in prison before being exonerated by DNA evidence. His conviction was based primarily on eyewitness testimony, but Jones convinced lawyers at the Kansas University Defender Project to take his case. In 1992, lawyers were able to obtain DNA testing, which excluded Jones as the rapist. At the time, Jones was just the seventh person in the country to be exonerated by DNA evidence.

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27 years after Topeka rape, DNA databank finds match to potential suspect

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