Innocence Project Helps Release Man

1 decade 3 months 3 weeks ago March 29, 2007 Mar 29, 2007 Thursday, March 29 2007 Thursday, March 29, 2007 3:44:14 PM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man is free after a decade in jail after being wrongly convicted in a carjacking case. Judge Michael David told Antonio Beaver he is innocent of the crime, based on DNA analysis not available when the robbery was committed. Beaver appeared relieved and told the judge his faith in God helped him endure his time in prison. The Innocence Project and St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce filed a joint motion this morning, asking that the 41-year-old man be freed immediately. Someone threatened a woman with a screwdriver and stole her car following a struggle in August of 1996 near the Gateway Arch. New DNA evidence proves it wasn't Beaver's blood found in the car. The Innocence Project is a New York-based legal center that seeks to uncover wrongful convictions.

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