Friday, September 2, 2016

Man who spent 21 YEARS in prison is freed after double murder conviction from 1995 trial prosecuted by disgraced DA disbarred for lying in Duke Lacrosse rape case is thrown out

Darryl Howard walks hand in hand with his wife, Nannie, minutes after being freed from prison after serving 21 years 

  • Darryl Howard was sentenced to 80 years in prison after 1995 trial

  • He was convicted of killing of Doris Washington and her daughter, 13

  • Conviction was based  heavily on testimony of witnesses at the Durham public housing project where slayings occurred

  • But judge says DNA evidence unavailable then would've created reasonable doubt for jurors

  • Mike Nifong was expected to testify about his handling of Howard's case

  • But prosecutors decided not to appeal judge's order tossing conviction 

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