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Title: Verdict overturned for sailor imprisoned for eight years
Post by: rangerrebew on September 10, 2019, 07:25:47 AM
Verdict overturned for sailor imprisoned for eight years
By: The Associated Press  

On Nov. 3, 2003, Roynes Dural was convicted on sexual assault charges after a jury trial and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Innocence Project says a former U.S. Navy sailor’s statutory rape conviction has been overturned.

The University of Hawaii's law school, where the innocence project is located, announced Friday that a state Supreme Court ruling officially sets aside the conviction of Roynes Dural.

Project co-director Ken Lawson says Dural spent eight years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/09/07/verdict-overturned-for-sailor-imprisoned-for-eight-years/ (https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/09/07/verdict-overturned-for-sailor-imprisoned-for-eight-years/)