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Resource ID: #23974
Subject: Wrongful Convictions
Source: Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.)
Date: 01/13/2008; 02/08/2008; 03/23/2008; 09/21/2008; 11/30/2008



Based on questions reporter Christine Young raised in her reporting of a 1987 murder conviction, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, in a rare decision, is re-investigating the murder case of Michaelanne Hall, a prostitute brutally murdered in 1989. The man convicted for the crime, Lebrew Jones, was a mentally retarded security guard and his conviction rested on a nonsensical statement he gave to police. Now 51, Jones is awaiting DNA test results from the fingernail clippings of the murder victim. Also, a potentially viable suspect has emerged as a result of Young's work.

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