innocence blog

A Web log for the Innocence Institute of Point Park University

Monday, June 20, 2005

CA man cleared because of DNA

The Los Angeles Times reports a man charged with molesting and then drowning his daughter was let go because of a false confession. The man claims that police coerced him into confessing during a 14 1/2 hour confession, promising him a lenient sentence if he said it was an accident.

The Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University investigated the case and said it seemed to have all the characteristics of a false confession case.


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