Brooklyn prosecutors say they lack evidence to retry man who served 27 years in 1992 murder case

A Brooklyn man who served 27 years in prison for a 1992 murder he insists he did not commit finally has the weight of a possible retrial off his back.

Brooklyn prosecutors will not retry Emmanuelle Cooper, 55, for the slaying of MTA subway token clerk Andres Barretto, who was shot to death in an East New York subway station after two men forced their way into a token booth and robbed the workers inside.

I’m a free man now,” Cooper told the Daily News. “I don’t have that burden on my back of thinking that they can frame me again. All along I know they didn’t have nothing on me. I’m an innocent person.”

Emannuelle Cooper, 54, at State Supreme Court in Brooklyn. His conviction was vacated in January. A Brooklyn man who served 27 years in prison for a 1992 murder he insists he did not commit finally has the weight of a possible retrial off his back.

Brooklyn prosecutors will not retry […]

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