Man being sent to Mexico after murder conviction overturned - WNEM TV 5

Man being sent to Mexico after murder conviction overturned

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -

A man whose conviction was overturned after 15 years in prison will be deported to Mexico after pleading no contest to second-degree murder.

Antonio Garcia-Dorantes appeared in court in Grand Rapids before being turned over to federal authorities. The Grand Rapids Press says he told the judge, "God bless America."

Garcia-Dorantes was accused of killing a man during a street fight in 2000. He apologized to the victim's family Tuesday.

His conviction was overturned because a computer problem reduced the number of jury notices in minority neighborhoods.

Garcia-Dorantes says his goal is "to get out and help the community."

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