Wrongfully Convicted by an Inaccurate Eyewitness

Julius Earl Ruffin knows all too well how inaccurate eyewitness identification can be. On May 3, 1982, in a Norfolk, Va. circuit court, the 29-year-old was convicted of a rape that he did not commit and was sentenced to five life sentences. The case rested solely on the testimony of the victim, Ann Meng, a young mother of three who confidently pointed to Ruffin as her assailant. Twenty-one years would pass before Ruffin was able to prove his innocence with DNA evidence. He details his...Full Story
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