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Larry Bostic



Sexual Assault and Robbery


8 years imprisonment and 5 years probation

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Fort Lauderdale


Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"Larry Bostic was wrongly convicted of a 1988 rape based on the victims identification. After the women ID'd Bostic in a photo line-up, he pled guilty to avoid a life sentence. He was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 5 years probation. He served three years before being paroled. Nine months after his release he was arrested for a parole violation and sentenced to an additional 17 years in prison. Exonerated in 2007 by DNA testing unavailable at the time of his trial. He served a total of 18 years in prison."

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"Eyewitness ID of the witness from a photo line-up, and Bostic's false admission of guilt in pleading guilty."

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DNA tests excluded him as the assailant.

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"Florida may pay wrongly imprisoned $50,000 per year, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 28, 2008"

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