DNA Clears Man Of Murder After 33 Years In Prison
Keith Allen Harward was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.By Stephanie Liebergen | April 7, 2016
A man who spent the last 33 years in prison will soon be free, thanks to DNA evidence.
Keith Allen Harward, a sailor stationed in Virginia at the time of the crime, was convicted of murder, rape, forcible sodomy and robbery. That conviction was overturned on appeal, but he was convicted of first-degree murder again and sentenced to life in prison.
DNA evidence from the crime scene was recently retested, clearing Harward's name. That same evidence implicated another man, Jerry Crotty, who died in prison in 2006.