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acquitted—declared not guilty allow familial testing Barry Scheck circumstantial—indirect Clinton Township CODIS commit Corsicana court sentenced Crick crime exoneree—one crime scene DNA DATAFILE TIMELINE Debbie Smith Act DNA evidence DNA exoneree DNA Index System DNA model DNA PROFILING DNA testing double helix FBI’S DNA DATABASE ﬁnally ﬁngerprints ﬁre Forensics expert Forensics labs Fred Zain gas chamber genome—the full set Gilbert Alejandro goal persecute—to harass harass or torment Human Genome Project imprisonment—the unlawful restriction Innocence Project innocent prisoners Josiah Sutton justice system Ken Wyniemko KEY TERMS Kirk Bloodsworth limitations—a law limiting mark of shame misidentiﬁcation nine person’s DNA person’s movements Peter Neufeld physical unit prove his innocence public defender—a lawyer Rape and Murder rape kits real killer Rosalind Franklin samples scientists shame or disgrace Shoe Rapist similar DNA Sometimes suspect System database—a large testing helps solve Texas there’s Todd Willingham trial victim Vincent Moto Watson West Virginia wrongly convicted