Thomas Haynesworth exonerated following appeals court ruling

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond man who spent 27 years wrongfully imprisoned for rape has been fully exonerated.

Today, a panel of judges declared Thomas Haynesworth innocent of all charges.

Haynesworth was paroled and released from prison in March after DNA tests pointed to another man for the crimes.

This latest development means Haynesworth no longer has to register as a sex offender and  his record will be erased.

A press conference is scheduled to take place late this afternoon.

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