DNA Test Backs Up Verdict in 1992 Execution

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Roger Keith Coleman, photographed in May 1992. Robie Ray/Virginian Pilot/Corbis Sygma hide caption

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Roger Keith Coleman

Roger Keith Coleman, photographed in May 1992.

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Authorities say results from a DNA test released Thursday support the guilty verdict delivered against Roger Keith Coleman, who was executed in Virginia in 1992. Coleman claimed he did not rape and murder his sister-in-law. Gov. Mark Warner ordered the first-ever post-execution DNA review.

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