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Righting a wrong: Exonerated prisoner shares his story

(Sept. 29, 2011)   —   If Dwayne Dail can help prevent just one person from being wrongly accused and convicted of a crime, it will be worth it, he said.

On Sept. 27, Dail told East Carolina University students about being charged, convicted and sentenced to two life sentences for the rape of a 12-year-old Goldsboro girl in 1989. He was exonerated in 2007 through DNA testing on crime scene evidence that was thought to have been destroyed but later found through the efforts of Christine Mumma and the non-profit N.C. Center on Actual Innocence. The center is a nationally-recognized organization which examines innocence claims by convicted felons in North Carolina.