News that Fits

March 2, 2015

The Washington Post reports that the District of Columbia is to pay $9.2 million to a man wrongfully convicted of rape and robbery who spent more than 22 years in prison.  According to the Post, Kirk L. Odom, 52, is one of five D.C. men convicted of rape or murder whose charges have been vacated since 2009 because they were based on erroneous forensics and testimony by an elite unit of FBI hair experts.

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