After spending 10 years in NJ’s Trenton State Prison for a 1983 rape near Newark, NJ, Earl Berryman was freed in July, 1995, by Federal District Judge Dickinson Debevoise, who expressed “very substantial doubt” that Berryman had any involvement in this crime. The lead police investigator of this case told Centurion Ministries that he, too, had grave doubts about the victim’s identification. This capped a five-year effort by Centurion on behalf of Berryman.
Earl works for a shipping company and he and his family are doing well.
By Tom Hester
The Star Ledger
July 22, 1995