LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state parole board has voted in the case of a convictedkiller from Calhoun County whose clemency petition has the supportof Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan.
The Detroit Free Press reports Thomas Cress' case came upFriday.
The Michigan board's recommendation to Gov. Jennifer Granholm isexpected to remain confidential until she makes the final decisionin the case of Cress, who was convicted 25 years ago in the slayingof Patricia Rosansky.
The Michigan Supreme Court refused to grant a new trial despiteno physical evidence against Cress and the subsequent confession ofanother man.
Cress spoke to the parole board in March, joined by lawyers fromthe Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan law school.
The prosecutor is opposed to clemency.
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