Brooklyn man has homicide conviction vacated due to mistaken identity

56-year-old Brooklyn man Steve Carrington appeared in court on Thursday.

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2024, 4:45 PM

Updated 27 days ago


A Brooklyn man is getting his conviction vacated after serving 23 years for homicide in an apparent case of mistaken identity, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.
The DA said that following a thorough re-investigation by his conviction review unit, it was determined that 56-year-old Steve Carrington was mistakenly identified as a participant in a botched robbery of an East Flatbush lumberyard in 1995. One employee was fatally shot in the 1995 incident.
Court documents show that in the initial case, one witness who saw the encounter identified two suspects - Carrington, and another man by the name of Shannon France. Carrington was charged with one count of first-degree murder, six counts of second-degree robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Emotions were high as Carrington appeared in court on Thursday as it was finally determined that Carrington was wrongfully convicted. He now walks free and can finally take his life back.

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