Prosecution releases man after 30 years in prison. New DA now considers 1983 conviction “unjust” because 2009 DNA profiling implicates two unknown males.

Prosecutors trail of theories about defendant’s guilt in this case ranged from guilt to innocence over a 30 year period.

In late 2011, Jackson County prosecutors working through cold cases sought testing for a very different reason: to find Nelson’s accomplice. A few months later, as prosecutors were nearly finished with their testing, a judge approved Nelson’s newest request.
Semen and hair evidence, carefully preserved since the December 1983 home invasion rape and robbery of a 24-year-old Kansas City woman, linked two other men — not Nelson — to the crime.
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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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