News 03.02.07

Hearing Monday in Roy Brown case

On Monday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m. there will be a significant hearing in Roy Brown’s case. Brown was convicted of murder in Cayuga County, New York, in 1992. He was proven innocent through DNA testing and released from prison in January, but he was not fully exonerated because the District Attorney said he needed to conduct further investigation to determine whether to retry Brown for the murder.

At Monday’s hearing, we expect to learn if Brown will face a retrial, or be fully exonerated. If he is exonerated, he will be the 196th person nationwide who has been exonerated through DNA evidence, and the 8th person in New York in just over a year to be proven innocent through DNA (an unusual pattern that is paralleled only in

Texas

).

The hearing is in front of Judge Mark Fandrich in Cayuga County Court in Auburn. A press conference will be likely be scheduled to follow the hearing. Check back here on Monday or

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for more information.


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