Man exonerated by DNA after wrongfully spending 25 years in prison for rape

Man exonerated by DNA after wrongfully spending 25 years in prison for rape

Rafael Ruiz, 60, had his 1985 rape conviction officially thrown out in Manhattan on Tuesday after new DNA evidence proved he wasn’t the attacker. The Bronx man was 25 when he was sentenced to between eight to 25 years for gang raping a woman on a Harlem rooftop. He was offered a plea deal that would have given him a maximum sentence of three years in prison, but he rejected it.

Pete Nell
Pete Nell 3 months

25y, and he didn't even match the description. 'justice', and angry feminist activists are trying to lower the burdon of proof, or even invert it in some cases.

Denis S
Denis S 3 months

It's an unjust law when people can be sent to prison for such wrong crimes in spite of evidence pointing to the contrary.

david dindu
david dindu 3 months

they believed the whaman

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 3 months

Innocent until proven guilty, regardless of the crime, regardless of public sentiment.

6Million$Mansplainer 3 months

Get another source, #NoMoreMotherJones.

Luke Duke
Luke Duke 3 months

Regret is not rape.

NewsvoiceLefty#420 3 months

This is why the death penalty is unjust.

Max Bants
Max Bants 3 months


not the 1%
not the 1% 3 months

How does he not get out of prison and go medieval on that fucking prosecutor?

Barry 3 months

any source other than mother Jones?

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 3 months

they need to start locking up juries and cops who get this stuff wrong. how could a jury believe beyond a reasonable doubt he was guilty.

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 3 months

Maybe he shouldn't have had the wrong DNA, ever think about that? What a loser. Getting arrested for crimes he didn't even commit. Disgraceful, he should be arrested for sucking at life so much.

IvoryDove 3 months

Glad he's free now.

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 3 months

Only left wing outlets reporting this? I would've thought they wouldn't since it hurts the image of, "Believe All Women".

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