DNA Clears 38 Wrongly Convicted Persons on Murder and Sexual Assault
New DNA testing in hundreds of old Virginia homicide and sexual assault cases supports the exoneration of at least 38 suspects, according to a study by a national policy group that examined the test results.
Researchers for the Urban Institute found that in 5 percent of homicide and sexual assault cases, testing on archived DNA ruled out the convicted person. The wrongful conviction rate previously had been estimated at 3 percent or less. Source