Judge: DNA evidence warrants new trial

April 15, 2009 Holly Staker was babysitting when she was attacked.

Juan Rivera was convicted at two previous trials and sentenced to life in prison. Rivera has signed two confessions, but in opening statements on Wednesday his lawyer said the confessions were coerced by police.

The prosecution said Rivera knew facts about the case that the public and investigators didn't know.

Rivera was given this new trial by a judge who noted that new DNA evidence appears to exclude Rivera. Prosecutors say that evidence was tainted.

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