Ricky Hammond

2 years
In 1990, Ricky Hammond was convicted of kidnapping and sexual assault in Hartford, Connecticut. DNA analysis of the blood at the scene of the crime excluded Hammond. However, the prosecution built their case around the victim’s identification of Hammond. Also, a hair found in the victim’s car was “consistent” with Hammond. In 1992, the Connecticut Supreme Court granted Hammond’s motion for additional DNA testing. The DNA profile of the semen excluded Hammond. He was released in 1992 when the District Attorney’s Office declined to re-try his case.

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