Twice, Idaho has not only fessed up to sending a man to prison for a murder he didn’t commit but then found the true culprit.
Can you find a more graphic miscarriage of justice — exposed by the miracle of DNA analysis?
And yet, in each case, the men who were wronged remain left to their own devices. As far as the state of Idaho is concerned, they are entitled to not much more than a handshake and maybe a set of new clothes.
The most recent developments involve Charles Fain.
Now 71, Fain spent 18 years on Idaho’s death row for the 1982 murder of a 9-year-old Nampa girl. Relying on flawed expert analysis of hair samples and the testimony of two jailhouse snitches, a jury convicted the Vietnam War veteran.
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