TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction of an Indiana man sentenced to death 25 years after a Sumter County slaying.
The case was revived in 2002 when the Florida Department of Law Enforcement received a grant to analyze DNA from cold cases.
DNA from a cigarette butt found in Mobley's car targeted Dausch as a suspect. He was tried in 2011 and sentenced in 2012.
But the court ruled that the evidence in the case wasn't strong enough for a murder conviction and that there was some credibility to Dausch's claim that he was a hitchhiker the real killer picked up after stealing Mobley's car.