DNA clears man of rape after 19 years

A Pittsburgh man who spent 19 years behind bars for a rape he didn't commit has been released from prison after new DNA evidence.

Thomas W. Doswell walked out of county jail a free man after the charges were dismissed.

Doswell, 46, was convicted in the 1986 rape of a 48-year-old woman at a hospital in Pittsburgh.

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