The state Supreme Court has reversed the murder conviction and death sentence for a man who was sent to prison for raping a toddler. The judge agreed today [mon] that evidence presented in the 1993 trial of 68-year-old Vincente Benavides was false, and that the full extent of the little girl’s injuries was withheld. At the time, two doctors agreed the child had died of a vicious rape when it now appears to have been a traffic accident.

Suzanne Grant