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- 07.02.08, Newsday: Tankleff lawyers say new evidence proves his innocence >
BY ZACHARY R. DOWDY
July 3, 2008
In his first public appearance since having murder charges dropped against him, Martin Tankleff said he was lucky to have his family, high-caliber attorneys on his side, and a public that supported him in his drive to overturn his conviction for the 1988 murders of his parents.
"I was one of the fortunate ones," he said yesterday, testifying in upper Manhattan about his plight before a task force designed to explore criminal justice reforms. "I wrote over 50,000 letters. I was able to recruit the support of many, many lawyers and major law firms. There's too many men in prison who didn't get that luck."
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