DNA tests lead to new trial for man serving life term

From: Columbus Dispatch, July 10th 2012


Dewey Jones, 17 years into a life sentence, gets murder conviction overturned by state judge


Dewey Jones’ quest to prove that he isn’t a murderer took another step forward yesterday when a judge overturned his felony conviction and granted a new trial for the Akron man, who has served 17 years of a life sentence.

The ruling by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands follows the release in April of new test results showing that DNA recovered from an Akron murder scene didn’t come from Jones.

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