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2 Convicted in Cabbie's Death Are Freed

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Two people who have served 17 years in prison for a murder that some investigators now believe they didn't commit have been freed.

Eric Glisson and Cathy Watkins were convicted in 1997 for the killing of a Bronx livery cab driver. The New York Times reports that they walked free on Wednesday.

A Bronx prosecutor told a judge that the district attorney's office had decided to take the "unprecedented" step of releasing them while the office continued to investigate findings that suggest they were innocent. The two will wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.

They have always insisted they are innocent. The case got a new look after a federal investigator revealed that two jailed gang members had confessed years ago to the 1995 killing.

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