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Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Va. man seeks exoneration after 27 years in prison

Attorneys for a man who was freed after spending 27 years in prison for crimes he may not have committed will ask a Virginia court to exonerate him.

DNA testing proved Thomas Haynesworth didn’t commit one of the three assaults he was serving time for, but no biological evidence remains in the other two crimes.

Haynesworth left Greensville Correctional Center on March 21. But he still has two convictions on his record and will remain registered as a sex offender and under strict parole unless he is fully exonerated.

His lawyers plan to ask the Virginia Court of Appeals on Wednesday to exonerate him. The Attorney General’s office and local prosecutors support his petition.

By The Associated Press  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Categories:  Virginia, Updates

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