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Day: July 11, 2006

DNA Sets One Man Free

DNA Sets One Man Free

In 1988, James Calvin Tillman was convicted of rape. He was sentenced to a 45 year in prison. At 26, he wouldn’t be seeing the light of day for decades. Tuesday, Tillman breathed his first breath of fresh air on the outside. He originally was convicted on a photo ID by the victim and circumstantial evidence. A DNA test has proven that they had the wrong man. Tillman’s DNA was not a match. He’s 44 now and starting over. Meanwhile,…

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