Man acquitted after serving 13 years

2015-08-14 16:57

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Rochester - A Trinidad-born man who served 13 years in prison for a 2002 double homicide in New York state has been exonerated following a retrial.

The Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester reports a jury acquitted Charles "Teddy" Pierre on Thursday in the deaths of Clara Sconiers and Thomas Reed.

New evidence that possibly pointed to another man committing the killings helped Pierre vacate his conviction and clear his name.

Pierre was facing a possible deportation in 2002.

He could remain detained while awaiting an immigration decision.

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