Convicted rapist wins day in court

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#1 Jan 8, 2013
Convicted rapist wins day in court

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Paul Hammel

LINCOLN — A state appeals court
has provided an Omaha man, who was convicted of raping two sisters 38 years ago, another chance to prove his innocence.

Tuesday’s order by the Nebraska Court of Appeals means that Juneal Pratt will be allowed to test, for a second time and with newer DNA technology, stains left on the victims’ clothing from the 1975 case in hopes of exonerating himself of the crime.

“I’m so happy that we can finally put this to rest,” said Pratt’s attorney, Tracy Hightower-Henne of Omaha.

A spokeswoman for the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office said that the office will file an appeal of the ruling with the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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Why will the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office fight something that could free an innocent man? I'm not saying he is innocent. I'm just wondering why fight something that could find he is innocent?
Ben Shockley

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 8, 2013
What idiot in the Omaha PD doesn't bag the evidence between suspect and victim separately? Talk about cross contamination.

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