After more than 40 years behind bars, a Bronx man Friday was ordered freed by a Manhattan federal judge who said there is enough evidence to suggest he’s innocent.
David Bryant was 18 in 1975 when he was arrested for brutally raping and murdering an 8-year old girl in the stairwell of an apartment complex.
He was convicted in 1976 and is serving of 25 years to life.
In 2010, Bryant found new lawyers, who tested his blood — which had not been done before his original trial.
Blood tests can also analyze semen. And the results showed the semen found on the girl’s clothing was not his.
The result of the testing gave Bryant a brief taste of freedom.
In 2013, he was sprung after a Bronx Supreme Court judge vacated his conviction based on the new evidence.
But he was sent back to the slammer a year later after a state appeals court
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Three people were killed in Newton County and so far, two people have been arrested.
Nate Chute/Journal Courier
SUMAVA RESORTS, Ind. — Court documents recently released in a Newton County triple homicide reveal new details about the investigation and the bloody crime scene.
The Journal Courier attended a court hearing Dec. 14 to request transcripts or recordings from several probable cause hearings in the hours following the gruesome Aug. 28 discovery of three bodies covered in stab wounds.
The transcripts were released Wednesday, revealing new evidence leading up to the arrests of Sebastian M. Wedding and Derrick Thomas Cardosi, both 24.
During an Aug. 29 probable cause hearing, for example, a detective said he had recently spoken with Wedding’s ex-girlfriend, who said she was with him at 8:45 p.m. the night of the slayings.
He said the woman picked
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“The guy right across the street, we haven’t seen him for a few days, and the landlord was over there today too and he hasn’t been around that house, but she (the landlord) noticed that the front seat of his car was full of blood – a lot of blood,” the caller informs the 911 dispatcher. “I said (to the landlord) you have two choices, you can go home and get your keys and come back or call the police.”
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