Man who claimed his innocence in 1995 murder has his conviction vacated after new DNA analysis

Posted at 8:29 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 14:20:06-04

A man who claimed who his innocence in the murder of his girlfriend will appear in court on Wednesday for his conviction to be vacated.

Evin King was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Crystal Hudson. 

After scientific evidence, King's presence in the apartment and his inconsistent statements, a jury found King guilty of murder in 1995.

King has since claimed his innocence in the case.

The Appeals Court ordered a hearing on King's claims regarding the advancement of DNA.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office consulted with the medical examiner who explained the way DNA was tested during the trial is no longer valid today.

Prosecutor Michael O'Malley filed a motion to vacate King's conviction.

Judge Brian Corrigan has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, April 19, at 8:30 a.m. King is currently being transported from Grafton Correctional Facility.