From the Innocence Project, 09/14/20
Last month, Robert DuBoise was released after spending nearly 37 years in prison for a crime he did not commit — and today, Robert was exonerated from all charges.
Robert DuBoise following his exoneration after 37 years on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. (Image: Casey Brooke Lawson/The Innocence Project)
He was arrested in October 1983 for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Tampa, Florida. He was convicted based solely on the pseudo-science of bite mark evidence and an unreliable jailhouse informant’s testimony, and he spent three years on death row.
Last month, Robert was released after new DNA testing of crime scene evidence that was thought to have been destroyed excluded him as the assailant and identified another individual.
The state of Florida still has an uses the death penalty which was applied to Mr. DuBoise who spent 3 years on death row. The people of the State of Florida could have executed an innocent man.
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