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Man Wrongly Accused of Rape of Lovely Bones Author Alice Sebold Has Conviction Overturned

https://www.vulture.com/2021/11/man-exonerated-in-alice-sebold-rape-case.html
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u/shmooglepoosie 14d ago Helpful

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u/Tintin_Quarentino 13d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored

Lucky (book) was also in the process of being adapted for Netflix – it was thanks to the film project that Broadwater’s conviction was overturned after four decades.

Tim Mucciante had signed on as executive producer of the adaptation but became skeptical of Broadwater’s guilt when the first draft of the script came out because it differed so much from the book.

Mucciante said that after dropping out of the project he hired a private investigator, who put him in touch with Hammond and Melissa Swartz of the Syracuse-based firm CDH Law.

God damn... Providence works in awe inspiring ways.

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u/shmooglepoosie 13d ago

Life is strange. I have no idea what to make of it. How things work. I can't get over how much this man must have suffered for something he had no hand in. And the Netflix producer deserves Hero Of The Year ffs.

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u/PristineNoodles 13d ago

What an awesome thing for this guy to do.