A judge in D.C. ordered a man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape and murder to be released immediately, after DNA testing showed he is innocent.
Donald Eugene Gates, 58, is expected to be released Tuesday from a prison in Arizona, prosecutors said. He will be given a bus ticket to Ohio, where he's originally from, winter clothes and $75.
Judge Fred Ugast, who presided over Gates' trial, said he's grateful that technology had made it possible to "right a wrong."
Recent testing showed that Gates is not a match for the DNA found on Schilling's body and the work of an FBI forensic analyst involved in the investigation has been called into question.