Clarence Moses-El, who was convicted of raping a woman in the Five Points neighborhood in 1987, will not get a new trial despite lawmakers' efforts on his behalf, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrisey said Friday.
"There is absolutely no indication, based on the totality of all the evidence and the thorough review conducted by myself and numerous judicial officials, that a new trial would result in any different outcome," Morrisey said in a letter responding to Sen. Ken Gordon, D-Denver.
Last Saturday, Gordon hand delivered a letter to Morrisey, with a request for a new trial for Moses-El or some other relief because the DNA evidence in the case was destroyed by Denver police after a judge's ordered it preserved.
Moses-El, now 52, was convicted despite the lack of physical evidence. The victim had named three other suspects before she told prosecutors that her attacker's identity came to her in a dream.
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