Injustice: They're Free At Last: They're Free At Last

They're Free At Last

Few people know better than Clarence Chance and Benjamin Powell just how slowly the wheels of justice can turn. After serving 17 years for the murder of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, Chance, 42, and Powell, 44, were set free last week when a superior court judge found that there had been improper police conduct in the investigation of the killing.

The two men owe their freedom to new evidence unearthed by Jim McCloskey, a New Jersey independent investigator who took the case after receiving a letter from Chance claiming that he had been wrongly convicted. His alibi: he was...

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