Judge throws out murder conviction for Bronx man who spent 15 years in prison
Charges against a Bronx man have been dropped after he and another man spent 15 years in prison for a crime they say they didn't commit. Olmado Hidalgo, 39, of the Bronx, and David Lemus were convicted in 1992 in the shooting death of bouncer Marcus Peterson outside the Palladium nightclub. Prosecutors asked the judge to cancel the conviction, citing new evidence, including statements made by a man who was indicted just this year in the shootings.Despite having his conviction overturned, Hidalgo was returned to jail and still faces deportation to the Dominican Republic on an unrelated gun possession conviction. Hidalgo could remain in jail until he meets with a judge on August 19.