News 12.17.08

Connecticut Man Could Be Freed Friday

Miguel Roman has been in Connecticut prison for two decades for a murder he has always said he didn’t commit. DNA testing conducted in his case earlier this year pointed to his innocence, and implicated another man – Pedro Miranda – who has now been charged with this murder and two others.

Roman has a hearing scheduled for Friday in Hartford, where his lawyers from the Connecticut Innocence Project will argue that his conviction should be tossed out based on the DNA evidence. His family said they hoped he would be freed.

"He's been through a lot, the 20 years that he did," Rafael Otero, Roman's nephew, said outside Superior Court in Hartford Tuesday afternoon.

"We're anxious to see him."

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. (Hartford Courant, 12/17/08)

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