David Lemus spent 15 years in prison for a New York City nightclub murder he swears he didn’t commit. He was freed in 2005, but is now facing trial again for the same murder. A special two-hour documentary Sunday on DatelineNBC profiles the case and asks why Lemus still faces charges in this case. Read a blog post on the case by producer Dan Slepian on Dateline’s website:
In 1990, David Lemus was offered a deal: 8 1/3 to 15 years in prison for a guilty plea. He said no, that he was innocent but was then convicted anyway. Despite spending a full 15 years in prison, despite two homicide detectives, a juror, a prosecutor, and even the victim's family saying he is innocent, the Manhattan DA is once again trying Mr. Lemus.
Think it can't happen? Think again.
Read the full post here
. (DatelineNBC, 08/01/07)
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