In 1986, the hairs of a 16-year-old who was brutally raped and murdered falsely tied three men to the heinous crime, but forensic testing might help prove that the damning evidence was planted in their van, a federal judge ruled.
"It's truly a very significant ruling for the plaintiffs and it once again supports their complete and total innocence," their attorney Anthony Grandinette told Courthouse News in a phone interview. "These guys deserve the world to know that they had nothing to do with this crime."
Nassau County authorities fingered John Restivo, Dennis Halstead and John Kogut in the murder of Theresa Fusco, whose nude body was found in the woods of Long Island five weeks after she disappeared on Nov. 10, 1984.
Source: Opposing Views, Inc.