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Sun Jun 9, 2013, 09:59 AM

Convicted NY killer's golf art masks caged reality

By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Associated Press 22 hrs ago

ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) Valentino Dixon's colored pencil drawings evoke carefree days on the links, dewy greens, open spaces, fresh air enlivened by flowers and crisply trimmed fairways.

But the artist has never set foot on a golf course.

For 22 years, Dixon's world has been concrete floors and metal bars, fluorescent lights and tiny spaces.

It is nothing like what appears on paper as he runs rainbows of pencils down to nubs on blades of grass, reflective ponds, sweeping branches all the while hoping that someday it will exist for him outside of his imagination.

Outside the walls of Attica.

Hope hinges on Dixon's efforts to overturn his conviction for a murder that another man confessed to: the Aug. 10, 1991, shooting death of 17-year-old Torriano Jackson on a crowded street corner on Buffalo's east side.

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http://news.yahoo.com/convicted-ny-killers-golf-art-masks-caged-reality-164121386.html

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