Family, friends demand justice for Bronx man they claim was wrongfully convicted
Family and friends are demanding justice for a Bronx man they say was wrongly convicted of crimes he didn’t commit.
The group was small but the message was strong and they say they want to be able to walk the streets of their community without being treated unfairly.
They say one of the first steps to do that would be to release Donnell Murray.
Murray is currently serving 19 years behind bars after being convicted on racketeering, drug trafficking and gun charges.
Prosecutors say he was one of the leaders of a violent street gang known as the Blood Hound Brims. However, his family maintains his innocence.
They say before being locked up, Murray was constantly harassed by officers from the 47th precinct--even filing several civil suits against them.
Supporters believe he was set up in an act of retaliation for speaking out against the police.
Murray’s wife said it’s absolutely heartbreaking not having her husband home where he should be watching their young son grow up.
Murray’s family says he’s in the process of appealing his conviction and they vow to continue fighting for him until he’s free.