Sailor Spends 33 Years Behind Bars for Rape & Murder He didn’t Commit

A former U.S. sailor who has spent 33 years in prison was released today after new DNA evidence showed he was wrongfully convicted of murder and rape and says that he regrets that his parents aren’t alive “to enjoy the day” he walked free.

Keith Allen Harward, 60, was found guilty for both the 1982 murder of a Newport News, Virginia, man and the rape of his wife. Key to his conviction was testimony by two experts who implicated Harward due to similarities between his teeth and bite marks that were found on the woman’s legs.