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Two women, including a Times Herald-Record reporter have harbored doubts for decades about the murder conviction of an Otisville prison inmate.
Lebrew Jones, a law abiding security guard with a low IQ was put on trial in 1989 for the sadistic killing of a young prostitute in Manhattan.
Investigative reporter Christine Young sheds some light on this old case.
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On the Lebrew Project
“This may be one of the most compelling uses of web-based technology to augment a print story I have ever seen, all the more remarkable since it is coming from a paper with a circulation of under 100,000 in an age where papers are cutting corners to make a profit.”
- Steven A. Drizin, Northwestern University Law Professor
- Spending your taxes: How much did town officials spend to go to a NYC conference
- Project Access: Public Records
- New York State conservation officer under investigation
- Lebrew Jones and the Death of Micki Hall
- The Masada Project
- Project Access
- Teflon Don
- The Money Pit
- Board Watch: Behind Closed Doors
- Database: How Safe are Our Bridges?
- Grubby Grub: School Cafeteria Inspection Database
- Dangerous Dams: Dam safety inspection database
- Unclean Cuisine: Restaurant Inspection Database
- Diana's Dollars: Find out who contributed what to the county executive
- Deadliest Roads: The most dangerous roads in the Hudson Valley