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Dewey Bozella (born 1959) is a former amateur boxer who is best...

wikipedia - 19 Sep 2016
Dewey Bozella (born 1959) is a former amateur boxer who is best known for being imprisoned for a conviction which was eventually overturned. Convicted in 1983 for the murder of an elderly woman, Bozella served 26 years in prison before his conviction was overturned in 2009.
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Arthur Ashe Courage Award Winner Bozella to Speak at Clark

GoLocal Worcester - 05 Dec 2017
Arthur Ashe Courage Award winner and professional boxer Dewey Bozella will be at Clark University to host a lecture titled “Unbreakable: The Dewey Bozella Story.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, December 6 at 6 p.m.. The event is free and ...
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How a Boxer Fought Free After Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

New York Times - 09 Dec 2016
“I've been a case number for most of my life,” Bozella begins. “Foster care, at-risk programs, welfare checks.” His father, Harry (whom Bozella secretly called Dirty Harry), was a violent, sporadic presence. A “white man who wore glasses” and never ...
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263 Overturned Murder Convictions—Just 16 New Suspects Charged

Daily Beast - 02 Jul 2017
In December of 1983, a 24-year-old black man named Dewey Bozella was convicted of her murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. In May of 1990, a judge found that prosecutors had improperly excluded black people from Bozella's jury and ...
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Army Reserve unit reaffirms values through speaker's story

DVIDS (press release) - 21 Dec 2017
Dewey Bozella, who spent 26 years in prison before the N.Y. State Supreme Court ruled that he had been wrongfully convicted, shared how his values – and boxing – helped him survive a quarter-century behind bars. “I hope that something in my story hits ...
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Dewey Bozella's Next Challenge: Life On the Outside

VICE - 25 Sep 2015
It's been four years since Dewey was given the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs. Almost as long since he, at age 52 and a with bad hip and a bum shoulder, won a unanimous decision against 30-year-old Larry Hopkins in his only professional boxing ...
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Exonerated of Murder, a Boxer Makes a Debut at 52

New York Times - 11 Oct 2011
Cliché or not, it is hard not to imagine the familiar trumpet score along with the thwock, thwock, thwock of fists on punching bags as Dewey Bozella trains for one of the least likely boxing matches in history. After 26 years in New York State prisons ...
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After 26 Years in Prison, Settling a Wrongful Conviction

New York Times - 13 Jan 2015
WHITE PLAINS — Dewey Bozella was once the light-heavyweight boxing champion of Sing Sing, a distinction he won while serving 26 years in prison for a murder for which he was eventually exonerated. More recently, he stepped into the ring for another ...
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Who killed Emma Crapser? Ex-prosecutor: Bozella; ex-cop doubts it

Poughkeepsie Journal - 24 May 2015
The decades-old brutal murder of 92-year-old Emma Crapser is still an unsolved crime. Or is it? It depends on who's asked. Dewey Bozella, who always maintained his innocence, was twice convicted of Crapser's 1977 murder. He spent 26 years in prison but ...
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Wrongful-conviction case cost Dutchess $9.4M & may increase

Poughkeepsie Journal - 05 Apr 2015
$9,391,354. That's how much Dutchess County's settlement of Dewey Bozella's wrongful murder conviction lawsuit is costing taxpayers. The county has paid $7.5 million to settle Bozella's civil court case, but a Poughkeepsie Journal investigation has ...
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Unyielding in His Innocence, Now a Free Man

New York Times - 29 Oct 2009
SEVERAL times over the 26 years he spent in prison for the 1977 murder of a 92-year-old woman, Dewey Bozella was dealt a potential get-out-of-jail card. In multiple plea-bargain offers during his trial in 1990 and in four subsequent parole hearings ...
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Newburgh Boxing Club owner admits to heroin drug trafficking

Poughkeepsie Journal - 23 Aug 2016
Ray Rivera, a Newburgh community leader and the owner of the boxing club that once helped Poughkeepsie's Dewey Bozella get back into the sport, admitted in court Monday to being one of the main suppliers of a heroin drug trafficking organization ...
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Shootaround Report: 12/2 vs. Magic - 02 Dec 2016
“He has come out of it,” Brown said of Bozella. “He looks healthy, he acts healthy. His message is strong. It resonates with athletes, it resonates to people. It was a really timely message he shared with our young team.” Brown's coaching tactics since ...

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