- Associated Press - Monday, April 18, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors will retry a Denver man who spent more than a quarter-century in prison for a rape he denies committing.

KCNC-TV reports (https://goo.gl/OkjBTd ) that since Clarence Moses-EL was released from prison in December, prosecutors have been moving ahead with hearings without a firm decision on whether they would proceed with a retrial. District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced the decision Monday.

Moses-EL was convicted in 1988 after the victim said his face appeared to her in a dream, but Judge Kandace Gerdes overturned the verdict after another inmate said he had sex with the woman. Moses-EL long maintained his innocence, and his case inspired legislation requiring preservation of DNA evidence in major felony cases for a defendant’s lifetime after police threw out body swabs and the victim’s clothing.

Moses-EL’s attorneys did not return KCNC’s calls seeking comment.


Information from: KCNC-TV, https://www.cbsdenver.com

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