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Milwaukee convict believes he was framed by cop fired for misconduct

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MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee man wants a murder conviction to be overturned, saying he might have been framed by an officer who was fired for misconduct in another case.  

The Wisconsin Innocence Project at UW-Madison has filed a request for a new trial for 28-year-old Steven Hopgood. He was convicted of providing the gun that was used to kill Vincent Cort in June of 2010.  

The Innocence Project, made up of UW students, found out that a bullet in the victim's car was discovered by ex-Milwaukee officer Rodolfo Gomez. Gomez was later fired, and he faces a misconduct charge in the videotaped beating of a suspect who was handcuffed.  

The Innocence Project says the evidence could indicated that Gomez planted the bullet in the victim's car in order to convict Hopgood.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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