Finally Free: Frederick Clay’s Lawyers On His Vacated Murder Conviction

August 9, 2017

After 38 years of professing his innocence, Frederick Clay — once convicted of murder — is finally a free man. Clay walked out of Suffolk Superior Court yesterday after a judge vacated his conviction for the 1979 shooting death of Jeffrey Boyajian, a cab driver who was shot in the head five times during a robbery. At the time, witnesses identified Clay as the shooter, but after a review of the case, prosecutors determined those accounts were flawed. After the judge’s decision yesterday, they said they would not re-try the case. But the district attorney will not formally declare Clay innocent. So is this the end of the story?

Frederick Clay’s lawyers Lisa Kavanaugh and Jeffrey Harris join Jim to discuss.


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