Wrongly Convicted Man Free After DNA Test

posted by P. Cheng - 

A California man wrongly convicted for a 1978 double-murder is spending his first Thanksgiving as a free man in nearly 40 years.  Governor Jerry Brown pardoned 70-year-old Craig Coley yesterday after DNA evidence exonerated him of the murder of an ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son.  Police in Simi Valley, a city outside of Los Angeles where the crime took place, say Coley was released from prison shortly after the pardon.  Authorities say newly discovered samples from a key piece of evidence were analyzed and showed Coley's DNA was not present.  

Coley has always maintained his innocence.

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