- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former security guard ordered released from prison after prosecutors said new evidence cast doubt on his conviction for killing a college student will now ask a California judge to throw out the conviction.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/2iIcOdy ) that when Raymond Lee Jennings appears in court Thursday, he’ll have support from the same district attorney’s office that prosecuted him more than a decade ago.

In a letter filed in court this week, prosecutors said Jennings’ conviction should be tossed out “based on newly discovered evidence pointing to his factual innocence.”

Jennings, who spent more than 11 years behind bars, has maintained he had nothing to do with the shooting death of Michelle O’Keefe in 2000. A judge in June ordered his release.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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