Trial And Error: A Man Convicted of Murder Wins Release, and Questions of Responsibility Linger

Trial And Error: A Man Convicted of Murder Wins Release, and Questions of Responsibility Linger

It turns out Brooklyn prosecutors for years hid the evidence Ruddy Quezada had sought to win a new trial. Who should pay?

 

Ruddy Quezada, shown in court in Brooklyn in April, was recently released. After a witness recanted, Quezada’s lawyers explored the circumstances of how the witness’s testimony had been gained. (Jesse Ward for the New York Daily News)

Late last month, 53-year-old Ruddy Quezada was released from prison after serving 24 years for murder. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office conceded that prosecutors in the office for years had failed to turn over potentially critical evidence to Quezada and his lawyers as they mounted repeated appeals of his conviction. ….http://www.propublica.org/article/man-convicted-of-murder-wins-release-and-questions-of-responsibility-linger?utm_source=et&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter&utm_content=&utm_name=

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