1. He spent 14 years in prison for murder. Now, he's the first person in California to be exonerated with the help of genetic genealogy  CNN
  2. Watch release of Ricky Davis exonerated by DNA evidence  Sacramento Bee
  3. Genealogy leads police to real killer of woman in 1985  msnNOW
  4. New DNA evidence could exonerate California man convicted of murder  CBS This Morning
  5. California man exonerated in 1985 slaying thanks to new DNA  KCRA Sacramento
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Similar testing using public genealogical websites has been used to solve the most notorious murderers in California.

Genealogy leads police to real killer of woman in 1985

A California man who spent 14 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in the killing of his roommate was exonerated Thursday after prosecutors found new DNA evidence that led to a new suspect.A California man who spent 14 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in the killing of his roommate was exonerated Thursday after prosecutors found new DNA evidence that led to a new suspect.

California man exonerated in 1985 slaying thanks to new DNA

A California man who spent 14 years in prison was exonerated of his wrong murder conviction Thursday after prosecutors found new DNA evidence that led to a different unknown suspect. A California man who spent 14 years in prison was exonerated of his wrong murder conviction Thursday after prosecutors found new DNA evidence that led to a different unknown suspect. 

El Dorado County Sheriff Deputies arrested Michael Green outside his Roseville home across from Maidu Park on Tuesday. El Dorado County Sheriff Deputies arrested Michael Green outside his Roseville home across from Maidu Park on Tuesday.

Roseville Man Arrested In 1985 El Dorado Hills Murder Case – CBS Sacramento

Fifteen years after Ricky Leo Davis was imprisoned, forensic evidence and genetic genealogy have exonerated him.Fifteen years after Ricky Leo Davis was imprisoned, forensic evidence and genetic genealogy have exonerated him.

DNA clears imprisoned man in 1985 murder as a new suspect is ID'd - Los Angeles Times

A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his housemate has been exonerated after authorities used extended DNA links developed through publicly available genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrest of a new suspect.A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his housemate has been exonerated after authorities used extended DNA links developed through publicly available genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrest of a new suspect.

This slideshow requires JavaScript. “I send my condolences to (Jane Anker Hylton’s) family for thinking they had justice all this time.” — Melissa O’Connell, Northern California Innocence Project He didn’t do it.   The “real” killer, the man who stabbed to death

Courtroom stunner: Man declared innocent of 1985 murder

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) -- Thursday marked a reunion nearly 15 years in the making as Ricky Davis was finally able to hug his family and friends as a free man.PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) -- Thursday marked a reunion nearly 15 years in the making as Ricky Davis was finally able to hug his family and friends as a free man. “Seeing him embrace his mom like that, that’s why we do this work,“ said attorney Melissa O’Connell with the Northern California Innocence Project.

El Dorado County man free after DNA site leads to new arrest in murder | FOX40

Ricky Davis, 54, spent 15 years in prison for stabbing to death his roommate, Jane Hylton, in 1985. He didn’t do it, and prosecutors dropped all charges Thursday and announced the arrest of the real killer. <p>Ricky Davis, 54, spent 15 years in prison for stabbing to death his roommate, Jane Hylton, in 1985. He didn’t do it, and prosecutors dropped all charges Thursday and announced the arrest of the real killer.</p>

Northern California man freed after 15 years in prison for killing he didn’t commit - SFChronicle.com

A California man who spent 14 years in prison for the murder of a newspaper columnist has been exonerated thanks to the same DNA technology that caught the Golden State Killer suspect, authorities said.A California man who spent 14 years in prison for the murder of a newspaper columnist has been exonerated thanks to the same DNA technology that caught the Golden State Killer suspect, authorities said. Ricky Davis was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1985 fatal stabbing of 54-year-old Jane Hylton. He walked free from prison Thursday, CNN affiliate KOVR reported, hours after becoming the first person in California to be exonerated with the help of genetic genealogy -- the combination of DNA analysis and family tree research.

CA Man Who Spent 14 Years in Prison for Murder Becomes First to Be Exonerated With Help of Genetic Genealogy | KTLA

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) &mdash; California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday. A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his housemate has been exonerated after authorities used extended DNA links developed through publicly available genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrest of a new suspect.PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) &mdash; California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday. A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his housemate has been exonerated after authorities used extended DNA links developed through publicly available genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrest of a new suspect.

Calif. man free after DNA site leads to new arrest in murder | WCTI

Ricky Davis (pictured left today and bottom right at his trial) will walk free today after 14 years behind bars for the 1985 murder of Jane Hylton (top right), as cops arrest 'real killer'.Ricky Davis (pictured left today and bottom right at his trial) will walk free today after 14 years behind bars for the 1985 murder of Jane Hylton (top right), as cops arrest 'real killer'.

Man convicted of murder 15 years ago is exonerated using genealogy databases as cops arrest killer | Daily Mail Online

Ricky Davis's 2005 murder conviction is thrown out by a California court, becoming only the second case in the United States where investigative genetic genealogy has led to the freeing of a wrongly imprisoned person.Ricky Davis's 2005 murder conviction is thrown out by a California court, becoming only the second case in the United States where investigative genetic genealogy has led to the freeing of a wrongly imprisoned person.

DNA evidence exonerates wrongly convicted California man who spent 14 years in jail for murder - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Similar testing using public genealogical websites has been used to solve the most notorious murderers in California.Similar testing using public genealogical websites has been used to solve the most notorious murderers in California.

Jane Hylton murder: Genealogy may exonerate California man Ricky Davis convicted of 1985 killing - CBS News

A California man who was convicted of murder nearly 15 years ago is expected to be exonerated Thursday. Genealogy may have led police to the real killer of a 54-year-old newspaper columnist in 1985, a law enforcement source familiar with the case told CBS News. Ricky Davis was sentenced to 16 years to life for […]

Genealogy may exonerate California man convicted of 1985 murder

The same DNA techniques in 2018 identified the suspected Golden State Killer.The same DNA techniques in 2018 identified the suspected Golden State Killer.

Northern California man exonerated in 1985 slaying thanks to new DNA