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The True Story Behind 'Crown Heights:' How An Amateur Detective Set His Best Friend Free

In the spring of 1980, Colin Warner was snatched off the streets of Brooklyn and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he knew nothing about. He was 18-years-old at the time, a poetry-loving Trinidadian immigrant sporting dreadlocked hair and combat fatigues. Then one night, for reasons Warner still doesn't fully understand, police arrived at his Crown Heights home, handcuffed him for the murder a man named Mario Hamilton, and stuck him on a bus to Rikers Island.
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