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After 25 years in prison, NYC man appeals murder conviction

After 25 years in prison, NYC man appeals murder conviction
Gregory Ellis is pinning his appeal on the word of an eyewitness in the case who recently claimed he was coerced into testifying at his 1995 trial.

in East New York, killed a man named John Steadman.(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News) The whole time, Rivera said, he was on drugs.” [More New York] Hit-and-run driver turns himself in after injuring Bronx grandmother and 2-year-old boy in stroller: cops p Rivera’s testimony at Ellis’ trial in 1995 was one piece of evidence that put him in prison for 25 years.[More New York] Man stabbed to death with ice pick in Brooklyn apartment: cops p But even now that he is out of prison, Ellis wants his conviction overturned.

[More New York] SEE IT: Hit-and-run driver strikes woman in Bronx crosswalk p Ellis’s first trial ended in a mistrial.[More New York] Rikers inmate knocked out correction officer’s teeth: union p Hudson also noted that under New York law, Ellis needs to show by “clear and convincing evidence” that he is innocent of the crime.

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