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Woman Convicted of Murdering Parents in House Fire is Exonerated

A Massachusetts woman has been exonerated 17 years after she was locked up for the murder of her parents following the discovery of emails that showed prosecutors exchanging ‘jokes about Asian stereotypes and mocking caricatures of Asians using imperfect English.’

Frances Choy – who is Asian-American – was convicted in 2011 of murdering her parents Jimmy and Anne Choy by burning down their house in April 2003, but her 16-year-old nephew later confessed to his involvement.

Frances – whose parents were from Hong Kong and Vietnam – was released this year and finally cleared Tuesday with her attorneys believing she’s the first woman of color to be exonerated in the state.

Read the source article at dailymail.co.uk

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