Jon-Adrian Velazquez

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)

Man Asks Court To Nix Conviction In 1998 Harlem Murder Case

Attorney Robert Gottlieb filed a motion Thursday for a new trial based on new evidence, saying there’s not enough proof left in the case after some eyewitnesses backtracked.

05/02/2013

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.

04/05/2013