Brooklyn DA tosses convictions in fatal 1995 token booth arson investigated by notorious NYPD detectives

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Three defendants jailed as teens for setting a fatal 1995 token booth fire that killed an innocent clerk were exonerated Friday, with authorities again linking two notorious Brooklyn detectives to the wrongful convictions. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced he will move to vacate the guilty verdicts against defendants Thomas Malik, James Irons and Vincent Ellerbe in the headline-grabbing case where MTA worker Harry Kaufman was mortally injured when his assailants squirted a flammable liquid through the change tray and set the booth afire. Malik and Irons remain behin…

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