THE BRONX - After spending 21 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, a Bronx man is receiving support from a local assemblyman in his latest court battle.
This week, a judge overturned the ruling awarding Alan Newton $18.5 million after he was exonerated for rape charges he faced 22 years ago.
Newton was released after a DNA evidence review that he had been requesting proved his innocence.
Assemblyman Eric Stevenson held a press conference criticizing the judge's decision in Newton's case. He said he is shocked and strongly displeased that the money awarded to Newton is being rescinded.
Stevenson claims Newton is the victim of an unbalanced justice system.