Legal Aid Society


With New DNA Evidence, LAS Fights to Exonerate Client Who Spent 26 Years Incarcerated

After the discovery of exculpating DNA evidence, The Legal Aid Society has been working to exonerate Michael Robinson, a recently released client who spent the last 26 years in New York State prison for a 1993 murder conviction, reports NBC New York. The case is now pending in Queens with DNA experts testifying over the next several weeks. The Court should render a decision before the end of the year.

“The record in this case – the case-altering, exonerating DNA evidence, the unreliability of the sole identifying witness, and Mr. Robinson’s compelling alibi – entirely undermines the foundation of the original 1993 conviction,” said Harold Ferguson, Staff Attorney with the Criminal Appeals Bureau at The Legal Aid Society.