DNA tests release three from prison

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

The Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Cook County prosecutors are dropping charges against three men serving life sentences for a 1986 rape and murder because new DNA tests of semen and hair do not match them.

State's Attorney Richard Devine announced Tuesday that he will ask Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Potter Wednesday morning to release the three men.

Convicted in the murder of medical student Lori Roscetti in 1987 were Calvin Ollins, now 29, his cousin Larry Ollins, 31, and Omar Saunders, 32.

"We all have to express our regrets to them," Devine said at a news conference.

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