CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Today attorneys for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC) filed a motion in Wyoming’s First District Court on behalf of Andrew Johnson, a man convicted of sexual assault and aggravated burglary over 23 years ago. Initial tests on the newly found DNA evidence confirm his innocence.
Mr. Johnson was arrested for first-degree sexual assault and aggravated burglary in June of 1989. Mr. Johnson has maintained his innocence throughout his trial and has continued to do so during his over 23 years spent in a Wyoming state prison. Continue reading >
“The 22 wrongful convictions detailed in the Innocence Network’s 2012 report are tragic reminders of how much work is still needed to uncover and prevent these terrible injustices.
So as you read about the tragic miscarriages of justice contained in this report, remember that in many ways those profiled are the lucky ones. For every person who walked out of prison a free individual this year, there are many more still incarcerated, hoping that 2013 will be the year they finally get the break that will prove their innocence.”
To read the Innocence Network’s 2012 Annual Report of Exonerees, click on the link below.