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DNA proves man innocent of 1982 rape and murder in famous 'bite-mark' case, lawyers say

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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:30 pm

Recent DNA testing proves that a former sailor, convicted primarily on questionable bite mark evidence, is innocent of the savage 1982 rape of a Newport News woman and the murder of her husband, the man’s lawyers say.

Keith Allen Harward, 59, who could have been sentenced to death, now has served 33 years of a life sentence for the murder of Jesse Perron, a shipyard welder who was bludgeoned to death with a crowbar and whose wife was subjected to an hours-long sexual assault as their three children slept in a nearby room.

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