HELENA — A Missoula man assisted by the Montana Innocence Project in his attempts to overturn a 2002 conviction for a rape he says never occurred lost a key ruling Tuesday in his bid for a new trial.
An exonerated man has a lot of errands to run.
There will be no retrial for Andrew Johnson, the Cheyenne man who was convicted for a 1989 rape and spent nearly 24 years incarcerated. He is now officially the first man in Wyoming to be exonerated due to DNA evidence, his attorneys say.
MISSOULA — A Missoula man seeking a new trial for a 2002 rape conviction faced his male accuser in court Wednesday for the first time in 10 years — and heard the accuser take back an earlier recantation he made to officials with the Montana Innocent Project.
MISSOULA — The Innocence Project-assisted efforts of a Missoula man to overturn his 2002 rape conviction should be rejected, prosecutors said Wednesday, for the alleged victim said last week under oath that the jailhouse rape occurred and that a statement he signed to the contrary is false.
MISSOULA -- For eight years, Kirk Bloodsworth recited the prisoner's mantra -- he was innocent.