Big Week For DA Thompson

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson
District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson had a big week in the media for getting yet another two men – one posthumously – off for wrongful murder convictions under his predecessor

David McCallum, 45, lowered his head and sobbed in court Wednesday when his murder conviction was thrown out after spending 29 years locked for the crime he didn’t commit. Also wrongfully convicted for the crime was his co-defendant  Willie Stuckey, who died in prison of a heart attack in 2001.

Prosecutors cleared both men, who were convicted at 16 of the 1985 homicide.

Since taking office in January, Thompson has so far cleared 10 men, two of them posthumously, for murders they didn’t commit.

Following this week’s exoneration, Thompson called Hynes long tenure as DA a “disgrace.”

“I think that the people of Brooklyn deserve better and I think we shouldn’t have a national reputation of a place where people were railroaded and convicted of murders they did not commit,” he said.


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