Man convicted of murder 30 years ago could be exonerated

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors are expected to request the release of a man who has spent more than three decades in prison for a murder they say he didn't commit.

Lawyers for Andrew Leander Wilson say the district attorney's office on Wednesday will ask a Superior Court judge to order that the 62-year-old be released immediately.

Prosecutors are expected to announce that they no longer have confidence in Wilson's conviction. He was arrested in 1984 but attorneys didn't immediately provide details of the crime.

Wilson's lawyer, Paula Mitchell, says numerous due-process violations recently came to light that show Wilson did not receive a fair trial.

The district attorney's office has said it would not retry Wilson.

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