Philly lawyer helps free man locked up for 39 years

Philly lawyer helps free man locked up for 39 years

Elmer Daniels was 18 when he was arrested for a rape in Wilmington, Delaware, in January 1980. He walked out of prison last week at age 59, after lawyers uncovered problems with the case so serious — and including links to an FBI crime lab scandal affecting thousands...
Flashpoint Extra: Wrongful Rape Conviction

Flashpoint Extra: Wrongful Rape Conviction

A Wilmington man is free after spending nearly 40 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. He’ll speak out for the first time this week. KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter and Flashpoint host Cherri Gregg sat down with his attorney Emeke Igwe and...
Rape suspect released from prison after nearly 40 years

Rape suspect released from prison after nearly 40 years

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man convicted of rape after questionable FBI forensic testimony at his 1980 trial has been released from prison.

Fifty-six-year-old Elmer Daniels was released Thursday after prosecutors dropped the case.

Wrongfully imprisoned man released in Wilmington after 39 years behind bars

Wrongfully imprisoned man released in Wilmington after 39 years behind bars

A Wilmington man, wrongfully imprisoned for decades, is now a free man.

Elmer Daniels was released from Howard Young prison Thursday, December 13, 2018, just before lunchtime–one day after his 57th birthday.

Daniels, who was 18 at the time, was convicted in 1980 for the rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Wrongfully imprisoned Delaware man free nearly 4 decades later

Wrongfully imprisoned Delaware man free nearly 4 decades later

A man convicted of rape in 1980 was released from a Delaware prison Thursday.

Nearly 40 years later, prosecutors dropped the case after federal officials concluded earlier this year that FBI testimony about evidence in the case was invalid.

Alleged wrongfully convicted man hopes for freedom for his 57th birthday

Alleged wrongfully convicted man hopes for freedom for his 57th birthday

In 1980, then-18-year-old Elmer Daniels of Wilmington was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and sentenced to life in prison.

After spending decades behind bars for a crime he claims he didn’t commit, his attorney said his client would have died in prison had he not gotten involved.