Kenneth Moore’s brother, and two other men, committed a series of heinous crimes in the summer of 1978, including robbery, rape and murder. His brother was sentenced to death and committed suicide soon after.
Kenneth had no part in these crimes, he was implicated due to a truck he had stolen and given to his brother weeks before.
Nevertheless, Kenneth was convicted and (aged 19) sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
Kenneth was assisted by the Northern California Innocence project. DNA tests were conducted, but the sample was apparently switched or mis-labelled, because the results excluded both Kenneth and the victim.
Kenneth is seeking to have further DNA tests performed to prove his innocence, but this has been denied by the judge.