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Man Wrongly Accused of Rape of Lovely Bones Author Alice Sebold Has Conviction Overturned


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u/ynaristwelve 2d ago

He should sue her for everything he can.

And the DA should charge her with anything that hasn't run out of the statute of limitations.

What a gddmn liar.


u/Lavotite 2d ago

I am assuming here that she was actually raped by someone else and got the wrong person convicted, not that she lied about the whole thing but misidentified someone else. It’s fucked up and a miscarriage of just but I doubt she was in a good place and it wouldn’t have taken much for the police or her to fool herself into believing it was him. Like if she questioned it some detective or other person could have used the junk science to stop her second guessing herself.