NYC killing, Florida alibi: Man may go free after 20 years | WFLA
NEW YORK (AP) -- Richard Rosario thought he'd quickly clear himself of suspicion in a New York City killing when he gave police the names of 13 people who could vouch he was in Florida when the shooting happened.
Instead, he was arrested, found guilty and imprisoned for 20 years so far. He lost multiple appeals.
But prosecutors plan to ask a judge Wednesday to overturn Rosario's murder conviction and free him as they reinvestigate his 1996 case. His attorneys call it an illustration of unreliable eyewitness testimony, bungled defense and the difficulty of fighting a guilty verdict.
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