Byron Halsey hearing today in NJ


Byron Halsey was released from prison in May after serving 19 years for the brutal murders of two young children in Plainfield, New Jersey. At a hearing this afternoon in New Jersey, prosecutors will announce whether Halsey is officially exonerated based on DNA evidence proving his innocence.

The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth, NJ. After the hearing, Halsey and Innocence Project attorneys will hold a press conference on the courthouse steps.

Check back on the Innocence Blog this afternoon for an update on the results of the hearing.

News Coverage of today’s hearing:

NJ Man Freed by DNA Awaits Fate

(Washington Post, 07/09/07)

Read more about Halsey’s case



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