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Sad Ending For An Innocent Man

OMG, remember Joseph White who was released from prison in 2008 after serving 20 years for a crime he didn’t commit? Well he died this weekend having been crushed by heavy machinery at a coal processing plant. Mr White was set to marry his high school sweetheart and was waiting for his $500,000 wrongful conviction settlement when the accident happened. In 1986 White and five other men were charged with the rape of 68 year old Helen Wilson.  White was the only one to maintain his innocence while the other men pleaded guilty for a reduce sentence. White was released when recent DNA testing found no matches to the six men. RIP Mr White.

Psst For crying out loud why aren’t all prisoners DNA tested?

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