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UC Magazine Highlights Ohio Innocence Project

In June 1998 Clarence Elkins’ life changed dramatically for the worse. In merely a month’s time he had gone from being a beloved uncle and father to being the primary suspect in the brutal rape and murder of his mother-in-law, Judith Johnson, and the rape of his six-year-old niece, Brooke. Elkins was pinned with the crime after Brooke—the only witness—told police that the attacker looked similar to her uncle, Elkins. Though Brooke did not identify Elkins as the perpetrator, he was arrested and charged with the crimes. (Read the entire article)