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New DNA Tests Don't Support Va. Inmate's Innocence

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Norfolk say recent DNA tests of decades-old evidence do not support the innocence of a man serving life for sexual assaults.

Norfolk prosecutors were reviewing the convictions of three people after results from a massive statewide post-conviction DNA testing project indicated they were excluded as a contributor to DNA evidence left at the scene of the crime in cases dating back to the '70s and '80s.

Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney spokeswoman Amanda Howie said Thursday that prosecutors have determined that the tests do not clear the defendant because the results are not tied to the crimes for which he was convicted.

Prosecutors continue to investigate test results for two other defendants in Norfolk and one in Carroll County.

A new law required the results be made public last week.

 

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