Updated: Thursday, 18 Mar 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 18 Mar 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan parole board is holding a hearing to consider a request for commutation from a Calhoun County man who claims he was wrongly convicted of murder more than 20 years ago.
Thomas Cress has some high-profile supporters, including Michigan U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. The 53-year-old Cress has been serving a life sentence for first-degree murder since 1985.
Levin says a serial killer has confessed to killing 17-year-old Patricia Rosansky in 1983 and passed a lie detector test. He says on YouTube that evidence that would help clear Cress was destroyed. Levin hopes the parole board recommends that Gov. Jennifer Granholm release him.
The parole board scheduled a hearing Thursday at the G. Robert Cotton prison in Jackson.
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