Posted on Sunday, August 3, 2014 -- 2:13 p.m.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Innocence Project is seeking a new trial for a Racine man serving 25 years in prison after he was convicted of a 1995 sexual assault.
A Journal Times of Racine report (http://bit.ly/1mcDY5O) says there'd been a similar assault in the area five weeks later. The group believes the man charged in that case committed both crimes.
The group wants a new trial for 65-year-old Daniel Scheidell.
The Innocence Project says DNA from the second attack matches 44-year-old Joseph M. Stephen. It also says the two assaults were nearly identical -- the victims were both single white women, each awoken at 5 a.m. by a knife-wielding attacker straddling her in bed.
A status hearing in Scheidell's case is set for Monday.
A message left Sunday with Stephen's attorney wasn't immediately returned.
Copyright 2014: Associated Press
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