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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The limitations of eyewitness testimony to crimes examined; details given from one Dallas rape case where the wrong man was convicted & later exonerated. [Rape victim Jennifer THOMPSON†- recalls her 1984 rape, her identification of her rapist as Ronald Cotton & how she felt when it was proven Cotton was innocent.] [Deputy attorney general Laurie LINSKY†, psychology professor Gary WELLS†- talk about evidence.] [Exonerated, COTTON - comments on Jennifer.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with University of California at Irvine professor Elizabeth Loftus about witness identifications. [From Irvine, LOFTUS - explains the factors that make witnesses get identifications wrong; cites the message from the DNA exoneration cases about why mistakes happen that lead to wrongful convictions.]

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