58-year-old Mike Wilkerson of Missouri, who in 1997 was convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl and the sentence of the court spent about twenty years in a psychiatric hospital, is justified.
This has emerged in the DNA of the perpetrator left on the cigarette butt wrote on Thursday, June 29, local newspaper The Joplin Globe.
In the course of the hearing, Wilkerson did not recognize any of their guilt or madness. He claimed that he did not rape a young girl at gunpoint, however, the jury did not believe him.
Wilkerson was a farmer, owned 586 acres of land, and the inhabitants of Carthage, where he lived, respected him. But then fortune turned his back on him: mental health deteriorated, Wilkerson became aggressive, he divorced his wife and lost custody of the children.
State psychologists diagnosed him with manic-depressive psychosis and schizophrenia, and the court believed the victim, who said that he was the man who broke into her house, tied up and raped at gunpoint.
DNA analysis of the semen of the offender on the left the condom was conducted unprofessionally, because in those years, the technology did not allow absolute identification.
However, in 2011, re-analysis of the DNA left by the perpetrator on the butt, confirmed that this crime was committed by another person. In January of this year, Wilkerson was released on bail of $ 50,000 and expected a re-trial in freedom.
In 2003, thanks to regular medication, mental state Wilkerson has stabilized and he is no longer a threat to society.