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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

James L. Owens, 43,released from prison after 21 years in prison after DNA fails to link him to 1987 murder

Colleen Williar

James Owens was convicted of the 1987 murder of Colleen Williar and has spent 21 years in a Maryland prison. In 2006, DNA tests showed that neither he or his co-defendant had raped Williar. His murder and burglary convictions were thrown out. Prosecutors have now decided not to go through with trying him again. He was released from prison today.

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