Ohio Man Forgiving For Arrest In Twin's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man cleared in the slaying of his identical twin says he forgives police and prosecutors who investigated and tried him and plans to sue authorities over his arrest.

Derris Lewis says he lost his freedom and the chance to start his for education at Ohio State when he was arrested in January 2008.

The 19-year-old Lewis says he made it through 18 months in jail by reading the Bible, reading and praying.

His brother, 17-year-old Dennis Lewis died defending his mother during an apparent robbery at her home in a tough Columbus neighborhood.

Police say they had presumed a palm print of Derris Lewis found at the scene was made in blood.

A test on Thursday found there was no blood on the print.

Lewis says he will dedicate his life to finding his brother's killer

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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