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MARTIN0011405961170Kevin Martin becomes emotional while talking to reporters after leaving the D.C. Superior courthouse on Monday after being exonerated for a crime he didn’t commit. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

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By Keith L. Alexander and Spencer S. Hsu July 21 at 11:34 AM
A D.C. Superior Court judge concluded Monday that DNA evidence exonerates a man who spent 26 years in prison for the 1982 rape and murder of a Washington woman.

Kevin Martin’s case marks the fifth time in as many years that federal prosecutors in D.C. acknowledged that errors by an elite FBI forensic unit have led to a wrongful conviction.


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