A man who was released from a Delaware prison last week after spending 39 years behind bars is now talking about his experience. Elmer Daniels, now 57 years old, was 18 when he was convicted of rape in 1980.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DOVER, Del. (AP) – Nearly forty years after a teen girl was raped in Delaware, the man convicted will be released after the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice determined testimony was “invalid.”
DOVER, Del. (AP)- Nearly 40 years after a teen girl was raped in Delaware, the man convicted will be released after the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice determined testimony was “invalid.”