Imagine being convicted of a crime for which you are not guilty—not some minor crime, but one of the most
heinous crimes imaginable: the rape and murder of a young girl. Would you feel shock and anger at the
injustice? Disappointment in the legal system that could make such a horrible error? Sadness and depression
at the thought of spending time imprisoned for a crime that someone else committed? Probably all of those
emotions and more. At your sentencing hearing, the situation gets worse; you are sentenced to death. Now,
this horrible crime will prematurely claim the life of two innocents: the young girl and you.
From Death Row to Exoneration Thanks to DNA Testing