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Law Student Doing Good (And Well)

From comes this article, which begins:

As the luck of the Irish would have it, Marcus Joyce, a law student from County Galway, reported for work in New York in late June as an intern for the Innocence Project and wound up not only helping in the probable exoneration by DNA testing of an accused murderer on death row, but also unearthing an obscure bit of evidence in the defendant's trial transcript that could, in theory, lead to the real killer.

Joyce, 24, from the small coastal town of Renmore in western Ireland and given to understatement, said of his experience, "I've had quite a good summer."

Innocence Project staff attorney Colin P. Starger, 34, who asked that certain details of the matter remain unpublicized during delicate negotiations with prosecutors, agreed with Joyce's assessment.