Summary: Texan Who Died In Prison Cleared Of Rape

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the article Texan who died in prison cleared of rape conviction by Ed Lavendera an innocent man named Timothy Cole was wrongly accused to raped Michele Mallin. Collin was a student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, the same university where Mallin was raped. She was unlawful sexually intercourse at the university's parking lot. A good well-educated Lawyer accompanied with advance biological investigation can reveal the truth and justice. The day after the incident, Mallin went to report the incident to the police station. Due to Mallin’s poor decision, she nervously identified Cole as one of the suspects. In 1985 Cole was sentenced to be in prison for 25 years. On December 2, 1999, Cole was 39yrs. old. The use of DNA determined Cole’s death. He suffered complications associated with his heart because of his asthma. According to the website WebMD, “Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that causes periodic attacks of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.” To manage asthma a person should avoid activities that would inflame the respiratory system. Rigorous exercise, dusty places, smoking, and air pollution can affect a patient’s life. According to the article, “Mallin told police her attacker was a smoker.…show more content…
It is a great technological innovation that can help bring evidences and fact faster. In the article The DNA Wars Are Over, “Forensic use of DNA technology in criminal cases began in 1986…In one of the first uses of DNA in a criminal case in the United States, in November 1987.” Sadly in 1985, DNA testing was not popular in the U.S. investigation and was not available in Cole’s case. I believe the U.S. court system is improving and yes there are a lot mistrials and wrongful conviction cases, but you cannot avoid the fact that DNA testing can bring better truth than just relying on statements of both

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