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Sheen fighting for convicted murderer

Dec 06, 2011 | 4:00am EST

The former West Wing star met with Jon-Adrian Velazquez on Monday morning (05Dec11), shortly before staging a press conference to plead with officials to take another look at his case.

Velazquez was imprisoned in 1999 after being convicted of killing a retired police officer. He has always maintained his innocence and Sheen believes him.

The actor says, "The case cries out for justice."

Velazquez appears to have a good case for appeal - his lawyers claim two key eyewitnesses have since recanted their identifications of him.

His defence team has asked the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to re-investigate the murder.

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