DNA testing clears man who served 28 years

WASHINGTON – A man who spent 28 years behind bars for a rape and murder he said he didn’t commit walked out of a federal prison in Arizona on Tuesday with $75 and a bus ticket to Ohio after DNA testing showed he was innocent.

The conviction of Donald Eugene Gates, 58, was based largely on the testimony of an FBI forensic analyst whose work later came under fire and a hair analysis technique that has been discredited.

“I feel beautiful,” Donald Eugene Gates, 58, told The Associated Press by telephone after leaving the U.S. penitentiary in Tucson, Ariz

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