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New evidence complicates pocket-dial murder conviction

New evidence complicates pocket-dial murder conviction

Lawyers for two of three men serving life sentences for the 2013 murder of Nicholas Walker say they have uncovered new evidence proving their clients' innocence. Jim Lewis, defense lawyer for Michael Depre, argued in a motion filed Thursday that a car rental receipt exonerates his client and implicates his twin brother, Marcus Depre. "A runaway system gets a head of steam up instead of at least doing their homework, and this is the kind of thing you end up with," Lewis said. "Innocent people in prison for the rest of their lives." Scott Simon, Ronel Desinor and Michael Depre were convicted of Walker's murder on July 1 and sentenced to life in prison last...

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