Neil Miller

10 years
In May 2000, Neil Miller was exonerated after spending 10 years in prison. He was convicted of aggravated rape while armed, and of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, on December 19, 1990, in Boston. Miller’s conviction rested almost entirely on the eyewitness testimony of the victim, who picked his photo out of a mug book (which was taken after he had been convicted of a non-sexual crime). At trial, a scientist from the Boston Police Crime Laboratory testified that Miller could not be eliminated as the source of semen stains that were found on the victim’s bedding. Almost ten years later, additional and more sophisticated testing was performed on the samples and the test results definitively excluded Neil Miller as the source of the sperm found. He was represented by the New York Innocence Project and Nona Walker.

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