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Appeals court grants writ of innocence (access required)

Man wrongly convicted of rapes is exonerated

(AP) A Richmond man who had been imprisoned nearly 30 years for at least one sexual assault he didn’t commit has been exonerated in two other rape cases. A divided Virginia Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted a writ of actual innocence and vacated Thomas Haynesworth’s rape and abduction convictions in two sexual assaults in 1984. ...

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