Court reverses murder and rape conviction

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An Illinois appellate court reversed a man's conviction for rape and murder Friday.

The man, Juan Rivera, has spent the last 19 years in jail on the charges, according to the New York Times.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the court found that the rape and murder of an 11-year-old babysitter could not have been done by Rivera, as various DNA evidence has proven.

The only evidence that could connect Rivera to the crime is a confession, which the defendant's attorneys claim was fed to him by investigators, the Chicago Sun-Times goes on to say.

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I know all future prisoners claim to be innocent and framed, but I imagine this guy's gloom when he has heard the struck of the gavel and the judge's sentence...19 years down the drain.Poor guy. Cheap

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