Today, ESPN will air its first broadcast of "26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story," a 60-minute documentary of WilmerHale’s pro bono client Dewey Bozella. Nearly two million channel viewers will have the chance to hear Bozella’s 26-year journey for justice in a crime he did not commit; whose single dream was to fight one professional boxing match as a free man.
The WilmerHale team led by Counsel Ross Firsenbaum
and Senior Associate Shauna Friedman
and supervised by Partner Peter Macdonald
, secured Bozella's freedom in October 2009
after being wrongly convicted for a 1977 murder in Poughkeepsie, New York. Prior to being imprisoned, Bozella was an up-and-coming young boxer, and during his incarceration he earned the title of Sing-Sing Correctional Facility's light heavyweight champion.
The documentary will air at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Learn more about the documentary at ESPN Media Zone
or view the documentary trailer