Prosecutors in New York are opposing Johnny Hincapie’s innocence bid to be cleared of the 1990 murder of Utah tourist, Brian Watkins, in New York City.  Manhattan District Attorney William Darrow told the judge that prosecutors see “no credible newly discovered evidence” in the case.  The defense says that a sworn statement by Hincapie’s exonerated co-defendant should be considered new evidence.  Prosecutors call the co-defendant’s account “fiction.”

Ron Kuby, Hincapie’s lawyer, is seeking a hearing on the matter and the judge is still considering the request.

Watkins was killed defending his mother from a subway mugging while the family was visiting from Provo, Utah.  The attack was deemed an example of random violence that was plaguing the city at the time.

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