CRIME
12/07/2011 04:12 pm ET

Va. Clears Innocent Man Of Rapes After 27 Years: Thomas Haynesworth Never Stopped Fighting

For 27 years, Thomas Haynesworth sat in prison, learning auto mechanics, welding, and masonry … and fighting to clear his name. That fight paid off yesterday, when a Virginia appeals court declared him innocent, acknowledging that he did not commit the three rapes of which he was convicted in 1984.

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