A man who spent 28 years in prison for rape after he was convicted in part because the victim said his name came to her in a dream was found not guilty at his retrial on Monday.
Clarence Moses-EL, 60, whose 1988 conviction and 48-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting and beating a female neighbour was dismissed last year, had always maintained he was misidentified as the attacker.
Jurors spent four hours delib- erating his fate before returning not guilty verdicts on first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault and burglary charges following a week-long trial in the Denver District Court.
Moses-EL had exhausted all appeals of his conviction until 2012, when another inmate wrote him a letter saying he had consensual sex with the woman and then had beaten her.
Defence lawyers argued the new evidence, combined with