In August 1994, a fleet of buses in Haddam, Connecticut was set on fire, causing over $500,000 in damage. Police suspected arson and questioned 18-year-old David Saraceno, who had a record for teenage vandalism and arson. After a ten hour interrogation, Saraceno confessed to the crime. He quickly recanted, saying police threatened him, and he only confessed to make the police stop the interrogation. Saraceno’s attorney filed a motion to suppress the confession, which he initially won. However, prosecutors appealed the suppression, and the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that the confession was admissible. In June 1998, a jury convicted Saraceno of arson. Before Saraceno was sentenced, however, his attorney obtained new evidence that two other men were the actual arsonists. Saraceno’s attorney presented the court with a sworn affidavit from one of the arsonists implicating himself and three others, but not Saraceno, in the fire. Prosecutors joined the defense in seeking a reversal of Saraceno’s conviction, and his conviction was vacated in 1999. In a plea agreement with the prosecution, however, Saraceno pled guilty to obstructing justice for giving a false confession, and was given a 5 year suspended sentence. The real arsonists were never charged, because the five year statute of limitations had passed.