News 06.06.14

Tune-In: Dateline Follows a New York Man’s Journey to Prove His Innocence

NBC’s

Dateline

will air an episode tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST that follows a New York man’s journey from wrongful conviction to freedom. The episode, “A Bronx Tale,” profiles the case of

Eric Glisson

who was wrongly convicted of the 1995 murder of a cab driver in the Bronx and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Along with five others, Glisson was found guilty based on eyewitness misidentification and false accusations by alleged witnesses. From behind bars, Glisson was able to prove his innocence after serving 18 years of his sentence.

 


Dateline

investigative producer Dan Slepian recalls his experience visiting Glisson at New York’s Sing Sing prison in a blog on the news magazine’s website:


When I arrived at his cell, camera in hand, Eric was standing, gripping the metal poles that cage him. It was his 18th year behind bars.

 

He was surprised to see me. Rarely did a civilian come down to the housing units where the inmates lived, much less a television producer with a camera.

 

But Eric was ready and eager to share what he’d been through.

 

“My story is: I’m innocent. And from February 3rd, 1995, until the present day, I’ve been lingering in here, waiting for this mistake to be corrected,” he said.


Watch a preview

of tonight’s episode.

 


Read Slepian’s full blog

.

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