RICHMOND — Thomas E. Haynesworth got his freedom today after 27 years spent behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit.
Haynesworth has his freedom, but he is still fighting to clear his name. He was released after Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) asked the parole board to review his case. The state of Virginia is supporting Haynesworth’s bid to have the Virginia Court of Appeals issue a “Writ of Actual Innocence.”
Haynesworth was locked up when he was a teenager in connection with a string of rapes and other attacks on women.