Va. attorney general says DNA evidence exonerates convicted murdere

DNA and justiceVirginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) on Wednesday asked the state supreme court to declare a former sailor innocent in the 1982 rape of a Newport News woman and murder of her husband, saying DNA evidence proved he wasn’t the perpetrator.
Herring said new forensic tests showed that Keith Allen Harward, who has spent 33 years in prison, could not have been the person who broke into the couple’s home and committed the brutal attacks.

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