A DNA Mix-Up Involving a Washing Machine Kept a Man in Jail for 3 Years

As washing machines go, the one that contributed to Roy Verret’s capital murder charge was pretty average. White, Whirlpool, reliable. When detectives investigating a murder in Jeanerette, Louisiana, swabbed a dark spot on the lid in January 2017, he thought they were wasting their time.

I wasn’t stressing,” Verret said in an interview. “I knew it wasn’t anything to do with Howard.

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