Tennessee woman is exonerated after 27 years in prison

After 27 years in prison, and more than 30 years after her ordeal began, Joyce Watkins was exonerated for a crime that she and her late boyfriend did not commit.

Watkins and the late Charlie Dunn were convicted in 1988 for the rape and murder of a 4 year old girl. A review of the case by the Conviction Review Unit in the Office of the District Attorney for Nashville and the Tennessee Innocence Project found faulty testimony from the then state medical examiner.

Their review led to the exoneration of both Ms. Watkins and Mr. Dunn.