Case Analysis : James Bain Case Essays

783 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
The case that I chose from the database was the James Bain case. James Bain was an exonerate and he served 35 years in prison from 1974 to 2009. He was falsely accused from eyewitnesses, but what shocked me was the amount of time to find out that he was actually innocent. I chose this case because, even when forensic evidence of his blood showed that he wasn’t the criminal, he was still accused and was sent to prison because of it. His prison sentence was 25 to life, and if it wasn’t for his case re-opening, he would have spent the rest of his life in jail for a crime that he never committed. Even though that James was set free, he had to endure 35 years in prison for a false accusation and to make matters worse is that the actual perpetrator has not been caught yet. On March of 1974, a young boy was dragged from his house in Lake Wales, Florida and was raped out at a baseball field. The victim and his uncle gave a broad description of the person who committed the crime. They stated that the person looked as if they were 17 or 18, had a little bit of facial hair, and they heard the name Jim being called. The uncle began to have suspicion that James “Jimmy” Bain was the person who dragged the kid out and raped him. The police then brought the uncle six pictures of the possible perpetrator. The uncle unfortunately chose the picture of Bain; He chose Bain because on two pictures matched the description that the victim gave and Bain happened to be one of them. The police then…

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