originally by: Forensic Science Technician
submitted by: Tara Forten
published: date unknown
The emergence of DNA testing, and the ability to use the science of the body’s cells to solve crimes, has been a great help. However, in the past decades, DNA evidence wasn’t available. As a result, hundreds of people were convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. As forensic science has advanced, more is being learned about how to solve crimes. Additionally, new DNA testing techniques have led to wrongly convicted felons to be exonerated.
You don’t have to be pulling down a salary as a forensic technician to know the power of DNA evidence. With this evidence in hand, many people are challenging convictions that might not have been right. Convicted felons are getting a second chance, armed with the practically incontrovertible evidence of their innocence.
Here are 25 wrongly convicted felons exonerated by DNA evidence:
Kirk Bloodsworth: The first American on Death Row exonerated by DNA evidence, Kirk Bloodsworth serves an inspiration to many of those who feel they have been wrongly convicted. Bloodworth was convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a nine-year old girl. He was exonerated with DNA finger-printing evidence.
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