Monday, April 30, 2012

Ohio Innocence Project Akron Case

As the Columbus Dispatch reported last week, lab test results from DNA found at a Summit County murder scene indicate that the DNA did not belong to Dewey Jones, currently 17 years into a life sentence for the murder. Attorneys representing Jones from the Ohio Innocence Project recently sought leave to file a motion for a new trial. The Ohio Innocence Project, directed by Moritz grad and University of Cincinnati law professor Mark Godsey, has helped secure the release of ten prisoners since its founding in 2003, including Raymond Towler. Towler served nearly 30 years of a life sentence for juvenile rape before being exonerated in May 2010.