The New York Times has an article on an inmate who is being freed after DNA tests concluded that he falsely confessed to the crime.
It is interesting to note that all courts denied the defendant's applications for DNA testing. The reasoning was that the defendant knew too much about the details of the crime to be innocent. Even though the DA opposed the testing, the DA then ran the tests on their own and discovered that indeed, the defendant was not the killer.
How could someone who knew so much be innocent? Mr. Warney says that the cops fed him the information as they interrogated him. I can't believe anyone is surprised. Mr. Warney knew all the details because the cops gave it to him. That's what convicted him, and that's what kept him behind bars, wrongfully, for years. And that's why the courts continuously denied Mr. Warney's application for relief. And if the DA hadn't had some change of heart (or a confession by another person) then Mr. Warney would continue to be a wrongfully convicted killer. Mr Warney was expected to die in jail because of his fragile health. Thank goodness something happened before the legal system killed him.