Harrison County Judge Thomas Bedell heard testimony Wednesday in a hearing for Joseph Buffey.
Buffey was convicted of the 2001 rape and robbery of an 83-year-old Clarksburg woman.
His attorneys said they are trying to clear his name.
Former Clarksburg Police Officer Robert Matheny testified that he was present when Buffey confessed to being inside the woman's home and Buffey never said anyone else was with him.
Last year, DNA testing excluded Buffey and implicated Adam Bowers, who is in prison for an unrelated assault.
The hearing will continue Thursday.