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UPDATE-Real Perpetrator in Ireland Case Convicted

On Friday, March 23, 2012 Kevin Benefield was sentenced to 60 years in prison, the maximum sentence that he could have received, for the 1986 rape and murder of Barbara Pelkey. Kenneth Ireland spent nearly 20 years in prison before the Connecticut Innocence Project helped to secure DNA testing on blood found at the crime …

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Kenneth Ireland

21 years
In 1986, 30-year old Barbara Pelkey was killed in the factory where she worked. Nearly three years later, Kenneth Ireland was charged with the crime. Two informants told police that Ireland and two other men confessed to them. Over a year later, another witness came forward saying Ireland confessed to her. She also said …

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