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  • Writer's pictureMaggie Freleng

Episode 13: Marty Tankleff

From journalist Maggie Freleng and the Obsessed Network

At 6 AM on September 7, 1988, 17-year-old high school senior Marty Tankleff found both of his parents brutally murdered; stabbed and beaten. Almost two years later, Marty was convicted and sentenced to fifty years to life for their murders. Marty did 17 years behind bars before his conviction was overturned.

In this Thanksgiving special, Maggie talks to Marty, her hometown exoneree from Port Jefferson, NY, about his conviction, exoneration and the system that put him there.



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