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A freed man, Chris Conover lived under shadow of doubts
A freed man, Chris Conover lived under shadow of doubts

If Chris Conover's attorneys ask Maryland's Republican governor to approve a pardon that his Democratic predecessor rejected, they will have a new, irrefutable argument to make: Conover is no threat to society, if he ever was. He took his own life last week. Conover was 60 years old. He died a free man, but under the shadow of doubts. He was never exonerated, never pardoned, never compensated for the 18 years he spent in a Maryland prison before an advance in science led to his release from a life sentence. Conover was convicted of taking part in a drug-related double murder in Randallstown in October 1984. DNA testing of key prosecution evidence — two strands of...

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