DNA Finds Killers in Crimes

Imagine having to go to state prison for 16 years to do time for something that you didn’t even do. Micheal Morton was a person who spent 25 years behind bars for a murder that he did not commit. Micheal Morton was released on October 4, 2011, after spending 25 years in prison for a crime he has not committed. Ricky Davis also experienced what Micheal Morton had; Ricky was sentenced to 16 years is state prison for a murder he did not commit.

Jane Hylton, a 55-year-old victim, was murdered in 1985 and nobody was looking into the murder until 2005, when they suspected Davis of being the murderer without any evidence. When Davis was convicted, DNA tests showed that a man named Michael Green was the true killer. Hylton’s daughter, who was 13 at the time, had not mentioned that she had met a man that night named Micheal Green and he turned out to be the true killer of her mother. She knew it was him and not Davis. She didn’t know if someone named Micheal that she met that night would end up being the killer and wasn’t thinking because all she knew was that someone was in jail for the murder of her mother. Ricky Davis ended up getting out on Saturday, February 16th, 2020 after spending 16 years behind bars.







DNA is a game changer when it comes to crimes because it can pick you up just with a trace of your fingers on something or a piece of hair or skin cell. DNA is the new way of discovering crimes and who was behind it and should always be used in times like this. Morton and Davis both were sentenced to prison for 15-25 years for a murder that they did not commit and got out of prison/jail right after their sentencing because of the DNA that was found to prove that they are innocent.