DENVER – The latest on a man who was imprisoned for decades in Colorado for a rape he says he didn't commit has been released (all times local):
A man who spent more than a quarter-century in prison for a rape he denies committing has walked free after another inmate confessed.
Clarence Moses-EL left a Denver jail Tuesday. A judge overturned his 1988 conviction last week and said Moses-EL would likely be acquitted if he faces trial again.
Moses-EL was convicted based on testimony from the victim, who said his face came to her in a dream. Another prisoner, whom the woman initially identified as her rapist, wrote to Moses-EL in 2013 and confessed to having sex with the victim.
Moses-EL has long maintained his innocence, but his appeals were unsuccessful after police lost the DNA evidence in the case. It inspired legislation requiring its preservation in major felony cases for a defendant's lifetime.
Prosecutors haven't decided whether to charge Moses-EL again.