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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:43 AM

Man accused of double murder freed after 25 years in prison

Source: Associated Press


A man accused of two murders in Washington has been released from prison after 25 years
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The Associated Press
February 13, 2020, 2:39 AM
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WASHINGTON -- A man accused of two murders was freed from prison after 25 years thanks to a piece of evidence not disclosed to his defense team decades ago.

Calvin Bright, 47, walked out of a jail in Washington on Wednesday night, news outlets reported. He was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Tammy Peay and William Ramsey in 1994.

Lawyers for Bright were unaware of a letter from DC police in which another man was named as a suspect in the murders.

It would have changed everything about this case, Bright's attorney David Benowitz said. Benowitz began representing Bright about 12 years ago.

As Mr. Bright's original counsel testified, had he had that information, he would have changed how he investigated the case, how he litigated the case, Benowitz said.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/man-accused-double-murder-freed-25-years-prison-68955689

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:06 AM

1. This is why I don't believe in the death penalty

but I will make exceptions for those criminals being caught red handed.

Glad that man is finally free.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:38 AM

2. Exactly

My thinking as well.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 02:07 PM

3. I have softened in my years

I believed in it before I learned how many innocent victims died in prisons from stupidity.
We have DNA now and lots of video.
That Vegas shooter would be one Id say would deserve a death penalty.

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