JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan parole board is holding a hearing to consider arequest for commutation from a Calhoun County man who claims he waswrongly convicted of murder more than 20 years ago.
Thomas Cress has some high-profile supporters, includingMichigan U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. The 53-year-old Cress has beenserving a life sentence for first-degree murder since 1985.
Levin says a serial killer has confessed to killing 17-year-oldPatricia Rosansky in 1983 and passed a lie detector test. He sayson YouTube that evidence that would help clear Cress was destroyed.Levin hopes the parole board recommends that Gov. Jennifer Granholmrelease him.
The parole board scheduled a hearing Thursday at the G. RobertCotton prison in Jackson.
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