Derrick Deacon was convicted of murdering teenager Andrew Wynn in 1989. It wasn?t until 2012 he was given a re-trail, then in 2013 was finally freed. Deacon spent 24 years in prison for a crime he didn?t commit, and now he is suing the state of New York for $25 million.
The crime was 25 years ago. Deacon was at the scene of a robbery in an apartment building in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts. Over two decades later when a trial was immediately granted, it was because an FBI agent conducted a search and a Jamaican gang member revealed an affiliate for Wynn?s death, a witness recanted her statement. Reportedly, it took the jury only nine minutes to acquit Deacon, ending his 25 years to life sentence.
He?s suing for unspecified damages. He told…
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