DNA tests spell inmate’s freedom
A judge in Chicago agreed to release a man serving a 20-year sentence for a 1992 rape that DNA tests showed he didn’t commit.
“That’s not justice,” Cook County Circuit Judge Stanley Sacks said of Marlon Pendleton’s imprisonment. “It’s an injustice.”
Sacks vacated Pendleton’s sentence and ordered him released on a personal recognizance bond for a separate sexual assault for which he’s already served the full prison term. Pendleton, 49, appeared stunned by the ruling, dropping his head and covering his face.