Tim Masters to be Freed Tuesday

January 2008

Tim Masters, at age 15 when he was arrested for the murder of Peggy Hettrick and now, age 27. Masters will be freed from prison tomorrow after serving 9 1/2 years for a murder he didn't commit.

On Friday, the special prosecutor in the case dropped a bombshell when he announced that skin-cell DNA on the victim's clothes matched the genetic profile of an "alternate suspect." Sources said the DNA matched that of one of the victim's boyfriends.

Contrats to former public defender and DNA expert David Wymore, who joined Masters' defense in 2004 and Maria Liu and the rest of the defense team. Here's the story of the sketchy evidence in the case. Here's a video of an interview with Masters asking what he intends to do when he's freed. 9 1/2 years for a crime he didn't commit. Shameful.

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