The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office says a DNA test that a man won from the Missouri Supreme Court last year has confirmed his guilt.
Huntley Ruff was convicted of raping of a guest at the Phillips Hotel in Kansas City in 1984. He was sentenced to 160 years in prison.
Last year, he took his case to the state’s high court, where University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Dean Ellen Suni argued on his behalf. Last June, the Missouri Supreme Court ordered that DNA taken from the scene be tested. The decision reversed rulings by the trial court and the Western District appellate court.
According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, the statistical probability of the match made to Ruff was one per 103.7 quadrillion people. Prosecutors intend to seek legal sanctions against Ruff for filing a frivolous motion, the release said.