To open a year after the execution: sentenced handed a letter in which he confessed to the murder for which the condemned another

The Prosecutor’s office of Broward County in Florida filed a petition for rehabilitation Ronald Stewart for the murder of Regina Harrison in 1983. The latest DNA test confirmed the innocence of men, but by that time he had already died in prison.

Regina Harrison was killed may 2, 1983, just two days after the celebration of the 20th anniversary.

During the investigation charges were brought against Ronald Stewart, who at that time was already serving a prison sentence for rape and burglary. Although these crimes are heinous, the murder of Stuart never admitted. He was sentenced to three 50-year prison terms, he died in prison on 11 September 2008.

Ten years later began a second investigation into the murder of Regina Harrison. It happened after police received a letter from sister Jack Harold Jones, a convicted murderer and rapist who was executed a year earlier in Arkansas for the murder of 34-year-old Mary Phillips in 1995.

#BREAKING: Jack Harold Jones has been put to death by the state of Arkansas by way of lethal injection.

— KATV News (@KATVNews) April 25, 2017

Sister Jones said the brother told her to open the letter only a year after his execution, which she did. In the letter, Jones confessed to the murder girls, a description which coincides with Regina Harrison, and outlined the circumstances of her death.

Was the analysis of DNA collected from the body of the girl, and he fully coincided with the DNA of Jack Jones.

DNA testing that was not available in 1983, when he killed Regina, met more than 350 innocent people in the United States. This was stated by the representatives of the Innocence Project , an organization that uses DNA testing to help exonerate wrongfully convicted people.

«Although for other crimes he was convicted fairly, even so Ronald Stewart not would be accused of murder if a DNA test was available at that time», — reads the statement of the Prosecutor’s office Broward County.