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SCV: DNA evidence doesn’t show actual innocence (access required)

A defendant serving a life sentence for the 1969 murder of a young child could not show his actual innocence through DNA evidence related to whether he had raped the child’s mother. Background In 1970, a jury found Petitioner Sherman Brown guilty of first-degree murder of a four-year-old child. The child’s mother, M.B., testified that Brown appeared ...