Raymond Tempest, 62, was convicted in 1992 of second-degree murder. He was said to have bludgeoned and strangled 22-year-old Doreen Picard in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 1982. But new DNA tests reveal hair and blood found at the scene were not his.
Source: Daily Mail, July 14, 2015 – Conviction overturned.
Supported by the New England Innocence Project.
Bail hearing August 4th : “A Superior Court judge on Tuesday rejected the state’s request that he put on hold his ruling vacating Raymond D. `Beaver’ Tempest’s murder conviction and agreed to consider releasing the 62-year-old on bail Aug. 14.
Judge Daniel A. Procaccini found that Tempest did not pose a flight risk or represent harm to the public.”
August 14 : “After spending 23 years in prison for the murder of Doreen Picard, Raymond “Beaver” Tempest will be released to home confinement on Tuesday.”
Innocence Project Blog 24 September 2015 – Summarises position.