Planned filming leads to acquittal in 40-year-old …

Anthony J. Broadwater, 61, was acquitted on Tuesday. In 1982, he was convicted of the rape of Alice Sebold. The author of The lovely bones broke through in 1999 with her account of that case. Nobody doubts the rape, but a planned filming by Netflix has cast doubt on the conviction of the alleged perpetrator.

Public Prosecutor William Fitzpatrick made no bones about it in Syracuse District Court in New York on Tuesday: ‘It is not enough to express our regret. This just should never have happened…