Ashley Luthern of USA Today via MSN.com
MILWAUKEE — A 48-year-old Milwaukee man exonerated by DNA evidence in a sexual assault case was released from prison on Wednesday after serving 24 years for a crime he did not commit.
Daryl Dwayne Holloway left Green Bay Correctional Institution one day after Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Wagner signed the order over turning the conviction and freeing him. Wagner had presided over the wrongful conviction in 1993.
The decision came after prosecutors in the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office agreed that DNA results showed Holloway’s conviction in the 1992 case should be reversed, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
“It’s another example of the way in which the criminal justice system, as a human system, can produce errors,” Keith Findley, co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, said in a phone interview.
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