a man was vindicated after 30 years after a DNA test proved he did not
rape an eleven-year-old girl. In his own words, Raymond Towler, now 52,
said, “It finally happened, I have been waiting.” He and his
family were headed out of the courthouse to an “everything on it
Towler was serving out a life sentence after being convicted of raping
a girl in a
in 1981. Prosecutors received the test results Monday and at that point,
asked the court to free him.
After throwing out his conviction upon reviewing the DNA evidence, Eileen
Gallagher, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge, told Towler could sue
over his ordeal.
Towler was among the longest incarcerated people to be exonerated by DNA
U.S. history, according to the Ohio Innocence Project, an organization that
utilizes DNA evidence to clear people of wrongfully convicted crimes.
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