Episode 5: JJ Velazquez
From journalist Maggie Freleng and the Obsessed Network
In 1998, JJ was sentenced to life for the murder of a police officer in Harlem, New York. The twenty-one-year-old father had an alibi that day, yet was placed in a lineup and identified as the shooter despite the alibi disparity between the appearances and race of the witness descriptions and JJ. Since then, identifying witnesses have recanted their testimony that JJ was the shooter and there is no evidence placing JJ at the scene. In fact, new evidence points away from JJ. The real killer is still out there and JJ has been in prison for twenty-three years.
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Watch the trailer below for "Conviction" - The Story of Jon-Adrian Velazquez on Dateline NBC. You can watch the full broadcast here.