It has happened again. A man who served 17 years in prison for three rapes has been exonerated by DNA testing and was freed this week from prison in Missouri.
According to a report by The Associated Press, Lonnie Erby, 49, was convicted in the 1985 rapes of three girls and received a sentence of 115 years in prison.
Finally, this week, he was freed. DNA tests showed that the semen taken from the girls definitely was not his.
It is the second time in St. Louis that a person has served years for a rape he did not commit.
According to the report, more than 300 prisoners across the United States have been released from prison because DNA testing showed they could not have committed the crimes for which they were jailed.
Although it is good to see …