Sunday, July 14, 2013

Joseph Buffey; DNA rules him out as a suspect but prosecutor's are still opposing his exoneration. They say two perpetrators were involved. (He is represented by Barry Scheck, the Innocence Project's lead counsel). Exponent-Telegram.

"A ruling by the judge isn’t likely until the end of the year.Karlin and the Innocence Project’s lead attorney, Barry Scheck, have put their resources behind the theory that Buffey had no involvement in robbing and sexually assaulting the 83-year-old mother of a policeman in November 200. New DNA testing, they say, rules out Buffey and points a finger at Adam D. Bowers, 27, who was a juvenile at that time and is currently serving adult prison terms for convictions in 2008 and 2011 cases. The state agrees that Bowers is a suspect, obtaining arrest warrants in June for him that allege first-degree robbery, burglary and two counts of first-degree sexual assault in the 2001 attack. But Assistant Prosecutor David Romano and Clarksburg Police Sgt. Detective Jason Snider have a theory that still includes Buffey. Two or more perpetrators were involved, Romano has said."

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