304 SPORTS SCORES
  • Ritchie County 55Braxton County 20Final[ view all ]
  • Gilmer County 53Sherman 27Final[ view all ]
  • Weir 47Grafton 32Final[ view all ]
  • Moorefield 24Tucker County 7Final[ view all ]
  • East Fairmont 31Lincoln 21Final[ view all ]
  • Calhoun County 48Tygarts Valley 21Final[ view all ]
  • Liberty 42Philip Barbour 12Final[ view all ]
  • Preston 32Elkins 17Final[ view all ]
  • Lewis County 23Fairmont Senior 7Final[ view all ]
  • Bridgeport 31Robert C. Byrd 7Final[ view all ]
  • University 17Wheeling Park 14Final[ view all ]
  • Buckhannon-Upshur 40North Marion 7Final[ view all ]
  • Morgantown 41Washington 8Final[ view all ]
  • Saint Marys 56Tyler Consolidated 7Final[ view all ]
  • Notre Dame 0Bishop Donahue 0Sat.[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Listings | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
   
 
 
 
Man Tries to Clear Name in Sexual Assault; DNA Links to New Suspect in Decade Old Case
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on December 13, 2012 @ 7:22PM
Created on December 13, 2012 @ 7:19PM
 
A new suspect was named in a decade-old robbery and sexual assault. This is for the same case in which a man pleaded guilty but is now asking to be released.
 
Joseph Buffey admitted to robbing and sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman when he was only 19. Now, about a decade later, he says he didn't do it.
 
Buffey, with the help of the Innocence Project, has an active challenge with a hearing set for March.
 
During a pre-trial on Thursday, it came out that there is a match for the DNA found at the scene. After being retested, investigators found that it matches Adam Bowers, who is also behind bars for unrelated crimes. He hasn't been charged in this case.
 
Prosecutors say this DNA doesn't exonerate Buffey because he pleaded guilty. When that happened, Buffey was sentenced to 40 years. He's currently incarcerated. Buffey does have a hearing in March in front of a Harrison County judge regarding that matter. Two more pre-trials are scheduled before that.

Share
Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WDTV on Facebook
WDTV on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV RSS Feeds
WDTV SMS
WDTV Mobile App