Saturday, November 3, 2012

Recanting witness

I cannot comment on this but thought it newsworthy.

After 13 years in prison, ex-cop may be innocent
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

For the past 13 years, retired San Antonio Police Officer Frank Navarijo, 73, has sat in prison — serving a 20-year sentence after being convicted of repeatedly raping a 5-year-oldfemale relative.

Friday, his accuser recanted. For now, Navarijo remains in Bexar County Jail.

The now 20-year-old Texas State University student's outcry and subsequent testimony during the 1999 trial were lies fed to her by her manipulative grandmother, the woman testified Friday as Navarijo's attorneys asked state District Judge Maria Teresa Herr to recommend that the jury verdict be overturned.

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