On August 28, Dwayne Allen Dail of North Carolina became the 207th man to be exonerated by DNA. His 1978 rape conviction was the product of both a mistaken eyewitness identification by a 12-year-old girl and of hair analysis that was given more credibility than the science deserved. The responsible prosecutor has now called Mr. Dail's conviction "a nightmare."
To read a news account about this case, click here.
To read the prosecutor's comments, click here.