A poor man in the United States who goes by the name Luis Vargas broke down in tears after a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, William Ryan, overturned his rape conviction.
Unfortunately, Luis Vargas had already been in jail for 16 years before he was declared innocent, after new evidence emerged proving his innocence. The judge ordered the case dismissed after new DNA evidence linked the crime to a serial attacker on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Before that, Luis Vargas had been in prison for crimes he didn’t commit since 1999 and was serving a sentence of 55 years to life for three sexual assaults.
When the verdict was announced declaring him innocent, he placed his hand on his forehead, covered his eyes and shed some tears as he was finally free of the shame.