July 3, 2008
In 1992, two men kidnapped a couple, tied up the man and sexually assaulted the woman, and then held another couple at gunpoint. All four victims identified Patrick Waller as one of the two assailants.
All four victims were wrong.
After spending more than 15 years in prison, Waller was released and exonerated this month when DNA tests conducted last year confirmed what he had always maintained, that he was innocent.
That same DNA test implicated another suspect who then identified his accomplice. Both men confessed to the crime but neither will face charges; the statute of limitations has expired.
Waller has already served the time for them.
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