Monday, May 25, 2015

Bulletin: Adam Bowers: Trial for Adam Bowers set to begin: He is a second man connected to a 14-year-old sexual assault and robbery case. In 2001, Joseph Buffey was convicted for raping and robbing an 83-year-old Clarksburg woman. In 2013, Buffey's defense attorneys argued a DNA test proved the DNA from the incident did not match Buffey, but instead linked Adam Bowers to the apparent assault.

Tuesday starts the trial for Adam Bowers, a second man connected to a 14-year-old sexual assault and robbery case. In 2001, Joseph Buffey was convicted for raping and robbing an 83-year-old Clarksburg woman.
In 2013, Buffey's defense attorneys argued a DNA test proved the DNA from the incident did not match Buffey, but instead linked Adam Bowers to the apparent assault. Bowers is currently serving time for a separate breaking and entering and assault case. If convicted, Bowers could face one-to-10 years in prison for burglary, 15-to-35-years for first-degree sexual assault, and a minimum of 10 years for first-degree robbery.
http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Trial-Begins-Tuesday-for-Second-Suspect-in-2001-Sexual-Assault-and-Robbery-Case-23372
Joseph Buffey pleaded guilty to the 2001 rape and robbery of an 83-year-old woman based on the advice of his lawyer who told him he risked a sentence of 200 to 300 years in prison if he went to trial and was convicted. He quickly regretted his plea, but it was too late. Buffey has spent the last 13 years behind bars. Defendants in nearly 10% of the 301 DNA exonerations have pled guilty to crimes they didn’t commit. - See more at: http://www.innocenceproject.org/cases-false-imprisonment/joseph-buffey#sthash.D0Cj8NyQ.dpuf
Joseph Buffey pleaded guilty to the 2001 rape and robbery of an 83-year-old woman based on the advice of his lawyer who told him he risked a sentence of 200 to 300 years in prison if he went to trial and was convicted. He quickly regretted his plea, but it was too late. Buffey has spent the last 13 years behind bars. Defendants in nearly 10% of the 301 DNA exonerations have pled guilty to crimes they didn’t commit. - See more at: http://www.innocenceproject.org/cases-false-imprisonment/joseph-buffey#sthash.D0Cj8NyQ.dpuf