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The New England Innocence Project

In 1983, Mr. Kenneth Waters was convicted of first degree murder and armed robbery in Ayer, MA. On March 15, 2001, the New England Innocence Project (NEIP) and its New York affiliate secured Mr. Waters' release after serving 18 years when DNA testing established that blood of the assailant found at the crime scene did not match Mr. Waters' DNA.

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Based on a review of the DNA test results, the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office did not oppose Mr. Waters' request for his release. NEIP is a nonprofit charitable trust that is part of the National Innocence Network of innocence projects.

NEIP, housed at Goodwin|Procter LLP in Boston, is reviewing more than 50 cases to determine whether further investigation or forensic testing can exonerate persons who may have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.

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 Martha Drane ’10
Martha Drane ’10
 Marie Giraud ’10
Marie Giraud ’10

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Brandon Watson.  (PDF of amicus brief filed on August 13, 2009, by New England Law Professor David Siegel.  Martha Drane '10 and Marie Giraud '10 assisted Professor Siegel in preparing the brief.)