The Innocence Project has taken on the case of a man who has already served 20 years of a life sentence for rape and who says DNA tests exonerate him. The Miami-Dade state attorney's office argues that the identification of the man by both the alleged victim and a police officer should override test results. The case has set up a potential showdown between State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, up for re-election, and McKinley's attorneys, including nationally known defense attorney Barry Scheck.
After 20 years in jail, man pins hopes on DNA
Daily Business Review
July 28, 2003