Good Ol’ DNA

RaymondRaymond Towler was released from prison after 29 years for allegedly raping an 11 year old girl.  Why was he released?  Because they finally got around to using modern technology to test the DNA and found that he was not guilty.

While this is a great story and a great example as to what technology can do for us, I can’t help but wonder why it took so long.  I understand that there are probably hundreds if not thousands of cases that are still waiting to be reviewed with modern technology, but it still seems like such a long time to wait.

Raymond says that he is not angry at the system for putting him in prison and is glad to be out.

And the first thing he is going to do is get a pizza with the $1.4 million plus lost wages that he is getting.

Gotta love technology.

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