The man, who was convicted in 1981 of rape of a person, chronicled in his 1999 memoir, was exonerated from the charges Monday in New York State Supreme Court.
A report from the Post-Standard of Syracuse said the conviction never should have happened under the conviction of overturned, with the prosecutor's claim that a county prosecutors would have resigned the sentence.
Long-term prison terms include 16 years in prison, then became known in 1998. His release has failed to prove his innocence. Yesterday, the Supreme Court judge released the verdict for first-degree rape, and five other charges.
The book was written by Jack Nelson, author of The Lovely Bones, which became a bestseller. The author, Sebold, published in 1999, chronicled the 1981 rape that occurred when she was a student of Syracuse University, and that is, since May 2014, The Variety reported that Victoria Pedretti, a star from Netflix, You, had been cast to play Sebold in the movie version.
The conviction was overturned after a jury found a guilty verdict against Broadwater, they said. It was entirely based on the now-discredited method of identification via microscopic hair analysis, and on Sebold's in-court identification of Broadwater, noting that the original prosecutors have untruthfully told her that Broadwater was trying to confuse her, The New York Times reported.
David Hammond, a former lawyer for Broadwater, told the NY Times that when he tried to exonerate his exoneration, Sprink down some junk science onto a faulty identification, and its the perfect recipe for a wrongful conviction.
Sebold hasn't commented on the overturned conviction.
According to The New York Times, the attempt to exonerate Broadwater began as a result of the planned movie adaptation; Timothy Mucciante was the executive producer of the film, but says the Times: as soon as he discovered that the story about the movie was based on earlier this year, I decided to try to confront the divergence between the story and the script.
Mucciante left the production in June and hired a private investigator to examine Broadwater evidence. Mucciante and the investigator then presented the outcome of their investigation to the attorney Hammond.
Mucciante said that when I told the Times that she started doubts, I not about the story Alice told about her assault, which was tragic, but the second part of her book about the trial, which didn't hang together.