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San Diego County district attorney launches team to review possible wrongful convictions

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Uriah Courtney, convicted of a rape he didn't commit, walked out of prison an innocent man after eight years behind bars.

Twenty-one years after a jury found Kenneth Marsh guilty of beating to death his 2-year-old son, he was told the case against him was dismissed.

The men are two of the most notable examples in recent history of wrongful convictions in San Diego County, and Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis believes there could be more.

That's why, she says, she is formalizing the office's efforts to review troublesome convictions, creating a team of two full-time prosecutors to investigate claims of innocence where verifiable, credible evidence exists or where there is new technology or evidence to run DNA tests.

Read the whole story at LA Times

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