HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) – The case of Albert Ian Schweitzer was picked up by the Innocence Project. He believed on the basis of the evidence that he had been wrongly convicted. Today, January 24, a judge agreed with them.
Schweitzer has now been acquitted; The judge ordered his immediate release.
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“Therefore, it is the judgment of this Court that the new DNA evidence, tire tread evidence, bite mark evidence, and Shawn Schweitzer’s re-examination conclusively prove that in a new trial, a jury could possibly make a different finding of acquittal.” will reach a verdict,” said Hilo Circuit Court Judge Peter K. Kubota.
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“So, therefore, the conviction of Albert Ian Schweitzer for second degree murder, kidnapping and first degree sexual assault is hereby vacated; and Mr. Schweitzer shall be immediately released from custody in this courtroom,” Judge Kubota said. Told.