By Good News Network Saturday, March 17, 2012
Franky Carrillo spent 20 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. Now he is free, thanks to a lawyer who took his case pro-bono, giving up weekends, summers and vacations to prove Carrillo's innocence.
The California public defender, Ellen Eggers, was convinced of Carrillo's innocence after meeting him just once, and not just because his earnestness and manners.
She managed to get his conviction overturned. Soon after, a college president at Loyola Marymount University said his school felt an "obligation to assist."
(READ the story from NBC Los Angeles)
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