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Exonerated after 44 years

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Court of Appeals grants a writ of actual innocence, vacating the murder, forcible sodomy and abduction convictions for Marvin Leon Grimm, Jr., who was convicted in 1976 after a 3-year-old went missing. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life, but has recanted that plea, and newly tested DNA evidence shows no rational trier of fact would have found proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. He served 44 years in prison.

Read the ruling here.

Categories / Appeals, Briefs, Criminal

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