Deann was last seen the previous day walking home when a blue car pulled up beside her and stopped. The driver had told Deann that her brother had gotten in a car wreck which made Deann hop into the car. Deann's sister Lola, had described the driver being a man with black hair a mustache, sideburns that went just below his ears and between the ages of 20 and 30 years old. The police then drew up a composite …show more content…
His story changed again. He said he was at a party at the time of the murder. He was high, but supposedly still remembered parts of the night. He remembers a girl riding in the back of the car he was in. And he remembers a peering out the window and seeing a girl running. He then heard a gunshot and the girl falling onto the ground. Elderkin believes the guy he saw shooting the girl was Larry Wolover. The Police did not believe him, so Wolover was not arrested.
Four years later, Elderkin was questioned once more. He changed his story once again. This time he said he had left the party accompanied by Lewis Fogle and his Brother Dennis. He said he remembered Fogle driving to the girl's house and picking her up, taking her to the woods. Elderkin then said he remembers Fogle and his brother raping the girl in the front seat. The girl said she would report the rape to the police. That’s when Fogle grabbed a rifle and shot the girl in the head three times.
On March 9. 1881, Dennis was questioned by the police. His statement matched Elderkin's. Fogle, Lynch, and Recesky were all arrested and charged with murder and rape. While imprisoned, Fogle confessed to the rape and murder of the girl. But, there was no evidence linking Fogle to the girl. On February 26, 1982, Fogle was convicted of second degree-murder and …show more content…
The day of August 13, 2015, the motion was granted and Fogle was released. Fogle was in jail for 34 years before the court finally pulled their head out of their butts and realized it was not Fogle.
In the state of Texas, June 5, 2003, 45-year-old Ricardo Rachell was wrongfully convicted of child sex abuse. On October 20, 2002, a little boy was running down the road screaming that a man had pulled out a knife on him. He said a man had offered him money if he picked up trash. The next day the boy had seen Ricardo on his bike riding down the street. He said, "that was the man who took me to an empty house and pulled down my pants."
Ricardo was then convicted of child sex abuse. He willingly provided DNA samples. His did not match up with the DNA collected from the boy. Ricardo went to trial on May of 2003. The boy recognized Ricardo as the attacker. Ricardo was then convicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was then sentenced to 40 years in