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Ghost In The 'Lac
12-23-2009, 05:03 PM
New Yorker Cleared of Rape After Victim Says She Lied
A construction worker imprisoned for nearly three years was cleared by an apologetic judge on Thursday after his accuser admitted she lied about being gang raped to make her friends feel sorry for her.

William McCaffrey hugged his lawyer when state Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers who'd also presided over William McCaffrey's rape and kidnapping trial threw out the conviction and dismissed the initial charges. DNA tests also had called the conviction into doubt. "I've been waiting for this for a long time," the soft-spoken McCaffrey said outside court. "I'm just glad it's over."

McCaffrey, 32, has been free on $5,000 bail since September.

Biurny Peguero, then 22, originally said three men, led by McCaffrey, raped her at knifepoint after tricking her into getting into their car after a night out in 2005.

She testified at his trial and said at his 2006 sentencing that the "tragedy changed my life forever." He got a 20-year prison term.

Defense lawyer Glenn A. Garber later persuaded prosecutors to use new technology to retest DNA samples from an apparent bite mark on Peguero's arm.

The initial tests were inconclusive. The new ones showed the genetic material not only wasn't McCaffrey's but came from at least two women, apparently friends of Peguero's who fought with her.

Peguero confessed her lie to a priest and then to authorities this year. She claimed she was raped because she wanted her friends "to feel badly" for her, and then was afraid to back down from her story as the case continued, prosecutors said in court filings this fall.

Peguero, who now uses the name Biurny Gonzalez, pleaded guilty Monday to perjury. The 27-year-old faces up to seven years in prison at her sentencing, set for February.

Carruthers apologized, calling the case "a catastrophe" for both McCaffrey and the criminal justice system.

"I convey to you my personal regrets for having participated, though unknowingly, in the injustice," said Carruthers, who had called the supposed attack "disgusting" during McCaffrey's 2006 sentencing.

"Given the startling turn of events, I now retract what I said about you," Carruthers said, later adding, "I wish you well."


smfh @ the part whre she said at his trial "it changed my life forever".

arent there some counties in usa that execute for rape?

Monkdude
12-23-2009, 05:46 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/26/washington/26scotuscnd.html

Also, penalties for crimes are handled by states, not counties.

Queen Of Poetry
12-23-2009, 05:55 PM
Oh she needs to go to jail. That is wrong on so many levels. I feel bad for that guy.

Ghost In The 'Lac
12-23-2009, 06:00 PM
i mean how the fuck were they executing people before DNA testing was discovered? Whn u see shit like this it make you wonder.

what sort of barbaric shit is that.

zooruka
12-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Yeah this is wrong....

The eighth commandment:

"You shall not bare false witness against your neighbour"


peace be with you !

11th Chamber
12-23-2009, 06:24 PM
arent there some counties in usa that execute for rape?

which countries in the U.S. are we talking about here...

zooruka
12-23-2009, 06:27 PM
which countries in the U.S. are we talking about here...


^^^^

he said counties not countries !!!!!!!!


peace be with you !

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
12-23-2009, 08:09 PM
in the usa you get a conviction in trail based on how the lawyers can emotionally manipulate the jury allot of the time - evidence and facts are seen as boring and ignored

EAGLE EYE
12-23-2009, 08:17 PM
she should be shot with a nail gun, they drowned in cement for that shit.

JASPER
12-23-2009, 08:20 PM
If that shit happened to me I know first thing I would do when I get out is whip my infected dick out and give that hoe some prison aids. What a cunt!