The Miami-Dade state attorney's office has formally opposed a motion by an imprisoned Florida man seeking to vacate his 1983 rape conviction based on two DNA tests by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The FDLE found that semen samples taken from the victim and stored for 20 years by the county did not match the man's genetic material. If the man wins exoneration, he would rank among the longest-serving prisoners to ever be set free as a result of DNA testing.
Prosecutors Fight Request to Void Conviction Despite DNA Evidence
Daily Business Review
September 4, 2003