Montreal Gazette (Canada)

Copyright 2006 Los Angeles Times; AP; AFP
September 21, 2006
Section: News
United States: DNA clears man of 1989 rape

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.

A man convicted as a 16-year-old in the 1989 rape and murder of a high school classmate was freed yesterday after DNA evidence implicated another man. Jeffrey Deskovic's release came after attorney Janet DiFiore joined the legal aid group The Innocence Project in calling for his conviction to be overturned.