In Maryland, Efforts to Streamline Exonerations StymiedBaltimore City prosecutors had charged Burgess with the murder of his then-girlfriend, Michelle Dyson, whom he discovered fatally shot in the basement of her Baltimore home that fall. Evidence against him included gunpowder residue discovered on his hands; none was ever found on his body or clothes, according to the National Registry of Exonerations.
Judge Formally Exonerates Man In SlayingA judge has formally declared the innocence of a Washington man who spent 28 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

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