DNA Tests Free Man After 25 Years

DNA Tests Free Man After 25 Years

Wow! A man, Robert Clark, was just released from prison in Cobb County after DNA evidence proved another man committed the rape for which he was convicted.

Technically this is an OTP story, since the crime and subsequent exoneration occurred in Cobb County, but the abduction that led to the rape happened downtown.

Now I’m not going to get all preachy, because I don’t have an actual pulpit, just this digital one. I will do this, however, and that’s link to some information regarding the death penalty in our fair state. Granted, the case of Robert Clark was not a capital one, but had it been rape/murder, it would have been.

Just some things to consider.

Georgia Dept. of Correction Death Penalty information

Gregg vs. Georgia: The beginning of the modern era of America’s Death Penalty [Amnesty International USA]

And how does this poor guy go about his life now? Nearly 25 years in prison and all we can give back to him is the pithy “You’re free to go, fella.”?

2 Comments so far

  1. kt (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 5:25 pm

    More information on wrongful convictions in Georgia can be found at the Georgia Innocence Project’s website: http://www.ga-innocenceproject.org.

  2. Cat (unregistered) on December 11th, 2005 @ 9:23 am

    Just a second to what KT posted. If you are poor in Georgia, it can be very difficult to get a fair trial. Thanks for blogging about this, Seth. It’s important

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