Celia Gordon

Actor Martin Sheen and Maria Velazques the mother of Jon-Adrian Velazquez  attends a press conference outside of Manhattan Criminal Court on December 5, 2011. (credit: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Manhattan DA Denies Exoneration Bid Backed By Actor Martin Sheen

Prosecutors have turned down an inmate’s bid to be cleared in the 1998 killing of a retired police officer, an exoneration effort championed by actor Martin Sheen.