An article with new evidence calling into question the murder conviction of a Chicago man serving 56 years in prison appears today (June 7) on Northwestern University’s Medill Innocence Project website at http://www.medillinnocenceproject.org, Northwestern University reports. The groundbreaking investigative story about Donald Watkins and the 2004 murder for which he was convicted is the work of six Northwestern University undergraduates in a Medill investigative journalism class. Supported by the Medill Innocence Project, the class is taught by award-winning investigative reporter and Medill Professor Alec Klein, formerly of the Washington Post

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