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Murder case abandoned after prosecutors’ racist emails exposed | Boing Boing

Frances Choy was convicted of killing her parents in a 2003 house fire, but her conviction was voided earlier this year after racist emails sent by prosecutors came to light. On Tuesday, Plymouth County’s District Attorney gave up on its effort to try her again.
In April, Choy was released to home confinement after spending 17 years in prison. Plymouth Superior Court judge Linda Giles stayed Choy’s life in prison term and, in September, granted the motion to vacate Choy’s conviction.
“The trial prosecutors exchanged numerous images of Asian people, some accompanied by pejorative comments and some unexplained. They exchanged jokes about ……

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