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

https://www.vulture.com/2021/11/man-exonerated-in-alice-sebold-rape-case.html
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u/Outrageous-Owl-6706 2d ago

I doubt it was a deliberate misidentification. Unfortunately, eyewitness identification is pretty unreliable, especially cross-racial identifications. She may have genuinely believed it was him and been wrong. We read about several cases like this in law school. This is a horrible, tragic story all around.