Dennis Fritz

Convicted man whose innocence was proved by DNA testing

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Convicted of a 1982 rape and murder in Ada, Oklahoma and sentenced to life in prison in 1987, DNA testing proved his innocence in 1999 and he was released from prison

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Since 1989, some 200 criminal convicts have been exonerated by DNA testing, some within days of execution. In 75 percent of those cases, the major flaw was eyewitness identification.

DNA Testing and the Exoneration of the Innocent

Since 1989, some 200 criminal convicts have been exonerated by DNA testing, some within days of execution. In 75 percent of those cases, the major flaw was eyewitness identification.

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