Ruddy Quezada Ordered Released after Serving 25 Years Due to Unfair Appeal Hearings, Reports Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding

Case Funding Firm says this is not the first time the Brooklyn DA has made a stand against wrongfully convicted men, and he has made it known that he is on a mission to reverse injustices in homicide cases and non-homicide felony cases as well

Sep 25, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports that Ruddy Quezada was ordered released earlier this month after spending 25 years behind bars and receiving years of hearings that were recently found to be unfair. Quezada was convicted in 1993 for murder, for "a drive-by slaying," and he had been filing appeals for 14 years according to The NY Daily News. Recently, reports have come out that an email was discovered in regards to the case, in which a statement was made that showed that "years of hearings were done 'unfairly'." The prosecutor's key witness had also recanted his testimony, according to The NY Daily News, claiming he "was coerced into giving false testimony identifying Quezada by a detective while being held under guard in a hotel on a material witness order." It has been learned that the material witness order wasn't provided to the trial attorney during the murder trial in 1993, and then it "disappeared" until 2011's federal proceedings. For these reasons, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Ruth Shillingford ordered for Quezada's "immediate release from Rikers Island." A spokesman for the Brooklyn DA's office made a statement, saying that "this is not a presumption of innocence case."

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This is not the first time a wrongfully convicted man has been set free recently. Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson has made it known that he is on a mission to reverse injustices, not only in homicide cases but in non-homicide felony cases as well. In light of the growing awareness of wrongful convictions and wrongful imprisonments, Legal-Bay is here to reaffirm their dedication to victims involved in such situations, as well as their family members.

Patty Kirby, COO and Head of Client Relations, commented on the recent release, "We are happy to see that another wrongfully convicted New Yorker is now being released after decades incarcerated in upstate prisons. We have funded many of these cases for the recently released individuals and will remain steadfast in helping more victims with getting back on their feet. Although tragic, we cannot say enough about the sincere efforts we are seeing by the Brooklyn DA to release these individuals, as well as the city with paying settlement awards in excess of millions of dollars in most cases."

Legal-Bay is committed to helping victims involved in wrongful conviction, police brutality, prison injury, and wrongful imprisonment cases with obtaining pre-settlement funding to get their lives back on track. For more information on the company's wrongful imprisonment funding programs, please visit:

If you, or a loved one, are in need of financial support due to being a victim of "The System," feel free to call Legal-Bay on its toll-free hotline at: 877.571.0405.

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