Kenneth Clair was convicted of the 1984 murder of a baby sitter in Santa Ana, Orange County, California, and sentenced to death.
A child witness who did not testify initially stated that the murdererer was white, but then changed his story., but in an affidavit filed in Aug. 2004, the now-grown Jerrod Hessling, testified that he changed his description at the behest of his mother’s boyfriend, who was a member of a white motorcycle club.
There was no physical evidence tying Clair to the killing, he was convicted mostly on the strength of a taped conversation between him and ex-girlfriend Pauline Flores. In the recording, Flores repeatedly tries to get Clair to admit he killed Rodgers.
However in 2011, DNA tests revealed DNA from an unknown male.
Source : http://www.ocregister.com/articles/clair-83013-dna-rodgers.html
In January 2016, it was revealed that in March 2015, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals secretly overturned Clair’s death sentence and sealed the records.