NY DA denies exoneration bid backed by actor Sheen

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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors have turned down an inmate's bid to be cleared in the 1998 killing of a retired police officer, an exoneration effort championed by actor Martin Sheen.

After an 18-month review of information including eyewitness recantations and a new claim that someone else confessed to the crime, the Manhattan district attorney's office declined this week to ask a judge to dismiss the case against Jon-Adrian Velazquez.

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