Wife of man in prison since 2006 optimistic he will go free

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The wife of a man who has been in prison since 2006 says she is optimistic that he will go free.

The Legal Aid Society is calling for the release of James Davis, who was found guilty in the 2004 fatal shooting of Blake Harper at a party at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The Legal Aid Society filed a motion to vacate the conviction, citing shoddy eyewitness testimony at the time of the trial and the fact that there is new evidence that supports Davis' alibi.

Davis has maintained he left the party well before the shooting took place. The Legal Aid Society claims it has witnesses to back up Davis.

MORE: Legal Aid Society files motion to vacate murder conviction from 2006

Ebony Davis says it's been tough having her husband locked up. She hopes the Legal Aid Society's effort is enough to bring him home.

"When you are married to somebody you want to be there with them every single day," says Davis. "You always want to be with them, and the fact that I'm like OK I'm married now, I need him. Like I don't want to go visit. I need him to come home. We need that time."

The district attorney's office says in a statement: "We spent months investigating this case and interviewed many of the witnesses referenced in the defense motion as well as other witnesses. We will continue to investigate the claims made in the motion and respond to it in court."

Davis says she is already planning for the future with her husband. She says they are going to take trips and enjoy each other.
 

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