Gang member to be exonerated of murder after 19 years behind bars
A former Los Angeles gang member is due in court to be cleared of a murder conviction that kept him behind bars for 19 years, the Associated Press reports.
Lawyers for James Edward Smith plan to ask a judge Monday to vacate his murder and attempted murder convictions involving a 1993 drive-by shooting. Prosecutors plan to support the motion.
The 38-year-old Smith was 18 when he went to prison.
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