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UTC trio helps overturn wrongful conviction

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

 About a year ago, a lawyer in Missouri filed a last-ditch appeal for a man who'd been sentenced at age 14 to life in prison for a crime many believe he didn't commit.

In that appeal was research by UTC psychology professor David Ross that attorney Jennifer Bukowsky believed showed that witnesses gave impossible accounts of seeing her client, Anthony Williams, shoot and kill 14-year-old Cortez Adams during a "post-dance brawl" on Dec. 31, 1993.

Shortly after filing those documents Bukowsky got in touch with Ross and asked if he would look over the case.

"It was the worst I've seen in 30 years," Ross said in a phone interview Friday.

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