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There are multiple crimes committed every second, every minute, and every hour of every day. However, some of these crimes come up with a dead end. Some crimes become problems that cannot be solved without certain evidence. Some crimes do not get solved at all and some of these crimes convict the wrong suspects. There are thousands of cases that have wrongful convictions and people suffer years of their lives before any resolution is found. Many people have spent many years in prisons based off a wrong conviction. Knowing they have not done the accused crime but having to suffer because they cannot prove it to be true.The cases that seem the most interesting are those of wrongful convictions. The suspects that have spent at least most of their life because of words that get manipulated. During research into this topic, I sought out two cases. Both cases were wrongful convictions and both cases ended up with exonerations but not before the accused spent many years in jail.The first case comes from the state New York, into the mid-1980s, Anthony Capozzi was convicted of committing two sexual assaults. Spending over 20 years in prison for a crime he was wrongfully accused of. While Capozzi was in jail awaiting his trial, the true criminal committing these rapes was still free. However, DNA testing proved true and helped Capozzi prove his innocence.Capozzi was convicted of these assaults based on three of the victims. The victim’s description of their attacker did not fit the description of Capozzi. Capozzi had schizophrenia andan office pointed investigators towards him, due to his actions seen at a coffee shop that was a mile away from where the crimes were committed. Capozzi was denied parole five times because he would not admit guilt. During the time Capozzi was incarcerated a murder happened, resembling the same circumstances from previous murders, DNA tests proved that the suspect was a man named Altemio Sanchez. “A detective who was reviewing case files noticed that one of the victims in the Capozzi convictions testified that she saw the man who raped her driving away from a local shopping area parking lot two days after she was attacked”

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