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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

DNA Evidence Exonerates Rochester Man after Nine Years in Prison

On May 16, 2006, Douglas Warney was released from prison after serving nine years for a murder he did not commit. Postconviction DNA testing on fingernail clippings from the victim and blood at the crime scene excluded Warney and matched Eldred Johnson. Johnson, a New York inmate already serving a life sentence, subsequently confessed to the murder, telling investigators that he acted alone.

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