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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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How a Boxer Fought Free After Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

New York Times - 09 Dec 2016
His father, Harry (whom Bozella secretly called Dirty Harry), was a violent, sporadic presence. A “white man who wore glasses” and never once sat down to dinner with his son, Dirty Harry was usually “thundering around the house like a charging bull ...
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Dewey Bozella's Next Challenge: Life On the Outside

VICE - 25 Sep 2015
Dewey Bozella's life has only just begun. He has a 20-year plan. He wants to be an actor. And a director. Action films. Drama series. All of it. And he wants to open a boxing gym to help kids near the troubled cities where he lives, so that they might ...
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Wrongful-conviction case cost Dutchess $9.4M & may increase

Poughkeepsie Journal - 05 Apr 2015
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 revealed the ...
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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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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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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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Trial date set in Bozella wrongful conviction lawsuit

Poughkeepsie Journal - 26 Sep 2014
An attorney representing Dutchess County will try for a second time to convince a federal judge to dismiss a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by Beacon resident Dewey Bozella. Goshen-based attorney Michael Burke said he plans to re-argue his client's ...
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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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Archive: Man convicted of 1977 Poughkeepsie murder set free

Poughkeepsie Journal - 14 Jan 2015
Published: Oct. 29, 2009. A state prison inmate twice convicted of a 1977 murder in the City of Poughkeepsie was set free today when prosecutors announced they did not plan to conduct a third trial. Dewey Bozella, 50, was released from custody this ...

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