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Friday, June 30, 2017

Missouri man cleared in 1997 sex case by DNA evidence

A Missouri man who has spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals has been freed after DNA on a cigarette butt exonerated him of a 1997 sex crime.

In 2000 Mike Wilkerson, now 58, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at gunpoint - but that didn't have the effect he'd hoped for.

'Mike didn't understand when he entered the not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect - and the fact he had no other defense - that that's the legal equivalent of saying you did it,' said Wilkerson's appeals attorney, Bill Fleischaker.

'It's the legal equivalent of saying, "I'm guilty but insane," and that's the way it was treated.'

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most females are pleased with "social" compliments. They spend lots of hours and money to achieve a personal status and are not offended when their efforts are noticed.

Anonymous said...

They are competing with other females. They only want the hot guys to notice them but you don't get to pick who looks at you.
Even a simple "you look nice today" can get you fired in today's screwed up world.