31 Aug Marie-Claude Wrenn: A Brooklyn man who spent 24 years behind bars on a murder conviction was released from Rikers Island Monday night — hours after a veteran prosecutor resigned over false statements she made about evidence in his case
Excerpted from the NY Post Article:
“…Salcedo maintained he was threatened by Hynes’ investigators to implicate Quezada in the drive-by shooting of José Rosado.
Quezada was convicted in 1993 of ordering the murder and was sentenced to 25 years to life.
Wrenn, a prosecutor for nearly 20 years, recently told investigators she couldn’t remember writing the e-mail.
The damning discovery prompted Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Ruth Shillingford to vacate Quezada’s conviction.
He was sprung from Rikers Island Monday night.
“Everything is good. I have my family,” he said, smiling as he walked out of jail.
His only child, Amanda Quezada, 24, hadn’t seen him since she was 8, in jail, and cried what she called “tears of joy”
“It’s a blessing,” she said.
Quezada’s lawyer, David Shanies, said he was “shocked and disturbed by the pervasive prosecutorial misconduct this case revealed.”
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