Guilt, Innocence and the Role of DNA Evidence
MADELEINE BRAND, host:
In Virginia yesterday, DNA tests confirmed that a prisoner executed in 1992 was indeed guilty of his crimes despite his claims of innocence. Roger Keith Coleman's case rekindled the debate about prisoners who may be wrongly convicted. Later on today's program, a new documentary about those prisoners who've been exonerated by DNA technology.
(Soundbite of "After Innocence")
Mr. NICHOLAS YARRIS: I'm one of the strongest human beings ever created. I know that now. And I say that without an ounce of ego because I've paid for it.
BRAND: Stay with us on that story. You're listening to DAY TO DAY from NPR News.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.