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Successfully Concluded Cases

9. Jamie Peterson

Jamie Peterson was convicted of rape and murder in Kalkaska County in 1998. His case became the Michigan Innocence Clinic’s first DNA exoneration in 2014 after the circuit court judge granted a new trial and the prosecutor dismissed all charges. Jamie’s was also the first Innocence Clinic case to result in the subsequent arrest and conviction of the true perpetrator.

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The National Registry of ExonerationsJamie Peterson
NBC News: "Will arrest in old Michigan murder case clear the man doing life for the crime?
Detroit Free Press: "DNA evidence frees northern Michigan man in prison for 15 years"
Up North Live: "Jury finds Jason Ryan guilty of murder, sexual assault from 1996"



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