Title

In Maine, the use of DNA testing to exonerate convicted prisoners is centered ar

Authors

Lance Tapley

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

5-2003

Pages

33-39

Abstract

In Maine, the use of DNA testing to exonerate convicted prisoners is centered around the case of Dennis Dechaine. In 1989 a jury found Dechaine guilty of the murder of 12-year-old Sarah Cherry, who was abducted from a babysitting job in Bowdoin in July 1988. Through years of unsuccessful legal appeals, many have come to believe that Dechaine is innocent. Dechaine's new attorney, Michaela Murphy of Waterville, is asking a judge to look at evidence that may exonerate her client based on DNA evidence. With details of the case and the role of DNA evidence.

Subjects

DNA fingerprints, Murders, Cherry, Sarah, Dechaine, Dennis J

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