When the man who left the DNA is identified, he tells the authorities he and the married Lummis were having an affair; she fabricated the claim to divert suspicion away from this. Furthermore, it transpires that Lummis had made a strikingly similar false allegation elsewhere in Missouri; in that case too, the accused was not brought to trial.
In September 2007, it is reported that Judith Ann Lummis would serve a four year sentence for an earlier, unrelated offence, someone clearly having decided justice had to be done one way or another.
Curiously, the Innocence Project listed this as a miscarriage of justice based on an honest false identification.
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