Man exonerated of 1976 rape

A mentally ill New York man who spent about six years abaft confined for a 1976 abduction he insisted he didn't accomplish was absolved Thursday afterwards DNA testing showed he was innocent.The confidence of Freddie Peacock of Rochester, now 60, was based on a apocryphal acknowledgment badge attributed to him aloof hours afterwards the aboriginal morning abduction of a 24-year-old woman who lived in the aforementioned accommodation building.State Adjudicator David Egan alone the confidence afterwards attorneys for Peacock and Monroe County prosecutors agreed DNA affirmation acquired from the victim's underwear and from Peacock in 2008 accepted he wasn't the rapist.During the abrupt proceeding, Peacock sat dead in the courtroom. He beneath to allocution after to reporters. But his ancient sister cried back the adjudicator threw out the conviction.It's been a continued time coming," Edith Leonard said. "He talked about it all the time, aloof wouldn't let it go. He kept autograph belletrist (and) assuredly begin somebody to appear to his rescue. I'm aloof blessed today because it took a lot out of our family.