1. California man spent 15 years in prison. DNA, genealogy websites were just used to free him.  USA TODAY
  2. Watch release of Ricky Davis exonerated by DNA evidence  Sacramento Bee
  3. 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
  4. California man Ricky Davis exonerated from 2005 murder conviction  CBS This Morning
  5. Genealogy leads police to real killer of woman in 1985  msnNOW
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Authorities used extended DNA links developed through genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrest of a new suspect.Authorities used extended DNA links developed through genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrest of a new suspect.

California man Ricky Davis exonerated with DNA, genealogy websites

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

“A man behind bars for nearly 15 years for a murder he did not commit. Jane Hylton was killed in 1985 in an El Dorado Hills home. How new DNA evidence set Ricky Davis free, and the new arrest made as a result. We have team coverage on @CBSSacramento. https://t.co/Qxsndktpse”

Dina Kupfer on Twitter: "A man behind bars for nearly 15 years for a murder he did not commit. Jane Hylton was killed in 1985 in an El Dorado Hills home. How new DNA evidence set Ricky Davis free, and the new arrest made as a result. We have team coverage on @CBSSacramento. https://t.co/Qxsndktpse"

It was a reunion nearly 15 years in the making as Ricky Davis was finally able to hug his family and friends as a free man.It was a reunion nearly 15 years in the making as Ricky Davis was finally able to hug his family and friends as a free man.

California man free after DNA site leads to new arrest in 1985 murder

It was a reunion nearly 15 years in the making as Ricky Davis was finally able to hug his family and friends as a free man.

California man free after DNA site leads to new arrest in 1985 murder

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 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.

California man exonerated after DNA site leads to new arrest in murder | CTV News

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — 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) — 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

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.

New DNA Evidence Exonerates Man Convicted In 1985 El Dorado Hills Murder; New Suspect Arrested – CBS Sacramento

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)

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

DNA genealogy is being credited for exonerating a man who was convicted in a 1985 El Dorado Hills murder and leading prosecutors to a new suspect.DNA genealogy is being credited for exonerating a man who was convicted in a 1985 El Dorado Hills murder and leading prosecutors to a new suspect.

Who is the new suspect in 1985 El Dorado Hills murder?

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

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 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

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.

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. 

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.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.

Wrongfully convicted man freed after 15 years as DNA leads to new arrest | fox5sandiego.com

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