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Brooklyn DA Exonerates 53-Year-Old Man Wrongfully Convicted 17 Years Ago

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The Brooklyn District Attorney exonerated a man imprisoned for 17 years.

Roger Logan had been sentenced to 25 years to life in 1997. He was accused of shooting Sherwin Gibbons to death following a dice game.

But the Brooklyn DA found he had been wrongfully convicted, and the 53-year-old was released from prison Tuesday.

After his release he got to meet one of his grandchildren for the first time.

He and his relatives say they're excited to have the family back together.

"For right now, I'm gonna get out of these, get some fresh clothes on. I may go to dinner and spend time with family and friends and just enjoy it," Logan said.

"So now he's home and he brought life back to the family, and we are gonna let him know that we are there for him forever," said sister Tarsha Logan.

This decision is one of seven convictions recently overturned by the Brooklyn DA.

Many of them, including Logan's involve retired detective Louis Scarcella.

Scarcella's investigative techniques have recently come into question.

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