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Milwaukee Man exonerated after 24 years in prison

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Published: Oct. 4, 2016 at 9:39 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A Milwaukee man who has served 24 years in prison for two counts of first degree sexual assault has been exonerated.

48-year-old Daryl Holloway was found guilty in 1993 and sentenced to 120 years in prison.

But Keith Findley, the Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, says new DNA testing requested by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office proved Holloway was not responsible for the crime.

"This is a remarkable example of a prosecutor doing the right thing, motivated by the search for justice," says Findley, who is Holloway's attorney, "It is an example of the power of DNA testing to help us achieve justice, and of a prosecutor’s office recognizing that power and working to utilize it to find the truth, rather than just protect old convictions."

Today a Milwaukee County judge vacated Holloway's conviction and dismissed all charges.

Findley expects him to be released from the Green Bay Correctional Institution sometime tomorrow.

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