By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org
Confessing to a murder or rape you did not commit is unthinkable.
But as DNA testing continues to exonerate convicted murderers and rapists, new research shows that nearly 20 percent of those innocent inmates falsely confessed to the crimes that sent them to prison.
More than 250 convicts nationwide have been cleared by DNA testing. University of Virginia law school Professor Brandon L. Garrett’s study found that more than 40 of them confessed falsely, and seeks to explain why.
How this happens is a question that haunts the state of Florida.