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Jun 27, 2014

After Almost 30 Years, DNA Shows State’s Case Has Collapsed”

On June 26, the Florida Supreme Court over­turned the cap­i­tal mur­der con­vic­tion of Paul Hildwin and ordered a new tri­al because new DNA evi­dence com­plete­ly con­tra­dict­ed the state’s evi­dence pre­sent­ed at tri­al. Hildwin was con­vict­ed of a 1985 mur­der and sex­u­al assault. At tri­al, an FBI foren­sics expert wrong­ly claimed that bod­i­ly flu­ids found at the crime scene matched Hildwin and could not have come from the vic­tim’s boyfriend. However, more recent DNA testing…