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.
Last Updated: 15 October 2019
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