Wednesday, October 15, 2014

David McCallum: Momentous development: Rubin Hurricane Carter's dying wish is about to come true. The New York Daily News reports that the Brooklyn man imprisoned 29 years for murder is set to have his conviction thrown out today following years of lobbying by the famed wrongfully convicted boxer. Reporter Oren Yaniv. (I sure hope this story is true. HL);

STORY: "Man who Hurricane Carter claimed was wrongly convicted set to be released," by reporter Oren Yaniv, published by the New York Daily News on Octber 14, 2014.

SUB-HEADING:  "Exclusive: David McCallum, one of the two men put behind bars in the 1985 kidnapping and murder of Nathan Blenner, has fought for his innocence for decades. Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, who was wrongfully convicted in a triple murder, pleaded McCallum be released in a letter published by The News just months before his death."

 GIST: "Hurricane Carter’s dying wish is about to come true. A Brooklyn man who’s been imprisoned 29 years for murder is set to have his conviction thrown out Wednesday following years of lobbying by the famed former boxer, the Daily News has learned. “My single regret in life is that David McCallum ...  is still in prison,” Rubin (Hurricane) Carter wrote in a Daily News op-ed two months before he died in April, calling for Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson to review the case. “Knowing what I do, I am certain that when the facts are brought to light, Thompson will recommend his immediate release,” Carter wrote.........His appeals exhausted, lawyers approached the DA’s Conviction Review Unit with evidence of another suspect who was questioned without the defense getting notified and of DNA from a car used in the abduction, which matched other men. Thompson told The Associated Press Tuesday night that the confessions were false, “in large part because these 16-year-olds were fed false facts.” He said no other evidence tied the two to the abduction or killing."

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See earlier post: "David McCallum: Rubin Hurricane Carter's dying wish."


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