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The Latest: Man who served 20 years for NY killing is freed

The Latest on a man who spent 20 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit (all times local):

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A judge has freed a man who spent 20 years in prison for a New York City murder that he says happened while he was in Florida.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark asked a court Wednesday to overturn Richard Rosario's murder conviction and release him as her office reinvestigates the case. Rosario gave authorities the names of 13 people who saw him there.

The district attorney isn't seeking to dismiss the charges, at least for now, in the 1996 killing of George Collazo.

Rosario's attorneys say his initial lawyers didn't do enough to explore all his alibi witnesses.

Two testified at his trial. His lawyers didn't send an investigator to Florida speak to others, though a court had approved money for the trip.

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Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to free a man who has spent 20 years in prison for a New York City murder that he says happened while he was in Florida. He gave authorities the names of 13 people who saw him there.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark's office says prosecutors plan to ask a court Wednesday to overturn Richard Rosario's murder conviction and release him as they reinvestigate his case.

They aren't seeking to dismiss the charges, at least for now, in the 1996 killing of George Collazo.

Rosario's attorneys say his initial lawyers didn't do enough to explore all his alibi witnesses.

Two testified at his trial. His lawyers didn't send an investigator to Florida speak to others, although a court had approved money for the trip.