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Thursday, December 08, 2005

This is EXACTLY why I do not support the death penalty

Post-Conviction DNA Testing Frees Prisoner Accused of Rape
Thursday, December 08, 2005

ATLANTA — Robert Clark always said he was innocent in the 1981 kidnapping and rape of an Atlanta woman, and now DNA evidence has proven his claim, showing that another man committed the attack, his lawyers say.

After spending nearly 25 years in prison for the crime — enough time for his mother to die while he remained in prison and for his children to grow up and have families of their own — Clark faces a hearing Thursday afternoon that could finally set him free.

Clark was identified by the woman, who was carjacked at gunpoint in July 1981 from outside an Atlanta Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and raped repeatedly. Clark was convicted and sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for rape, kidnapping and armed robbery.

But recent DNA tests show that Clark — who had no prior adult felony convictions — did not commit the crime. He is expected to be released after the hearing.

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Unless and until these kind of cases cant happen anymore, innocent men and woman will continue to be wrongly imprisoned and put to death.

I support the death penalty, but not as long as there is a shred of evidence of innocence...on Dec 13, 2005 Tookie Willams will be put to death, in this case, I support him dying at the hands of the state, there is no evidence that he is innocent, and the fact that he has been nominated for the nobel peace prize does not absolve him of his responsibility and the will of the people to see justice carried out.

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