Obie Anthony, right, whose murder conviction was overturned after 17 years behind bars, is joined by his fiance Denise Merchant while talking to reporters after he was released from the prison in Los Angeles in October 2011. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer overturned Anthony’s conviction after concluding that the prosecution’s key witness lied to the jury during a 1995 trial in the killing of a man outside a South Los Angeles brothel.
Obie Anthony, right, whose murder conviction was overturned after 17 years behind bars, is joined by his fiance Denise Merchant while talking to reporters after he was released from the prison in Los Angeles in October 2011. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer overturned Anthony’s conviction after concluding that the prosecution’s key witness lied to the jury during a 1995 trial in the killing of a man outside a South Los Angeles brothel. Damian Dovarganes Associated Press file
Obie Anthony, right, whose murder conviction was overturned after 17 years behind bars, is joined by his fiance Denise Merchant while talking to reporters after he was released from the prison in Los Angeles in October 2011. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer overturned Anthony’s conviction after concluding that the prosecution’s key witness lied to the jury during a 1995 trial in the killing of a man outside a South Los Angeles brothel. Damian Dovarganes Associated Press file

Police and prosecutors must be held accountable for wrongful convictions

September 28, 2016 3:00 PM

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