Calvin Buari, Wrongfully Incarcerated for 22 Years, Wins Freedom
On May 5, 2017, BLH helped exonerated Calvin Buari after 22 years in prison.
In October 2015, BLH founding partner, the late Myron Beldock, and Marc Cannan, filed a motion to vacate the 50-years-to-life conviction of Calvin Buari, who was framed for double murder. The motion was filed after several eyewitnesses had been located and provided information that identified the actual murderer and established that Mr. Buari could not have participated in the crime.
After Mr. Beldock passed away, Mr. Cannan continued the litigation with Oscar Michelen of Cuomo, LLC. Building upon the foundation laid by Mr. Beldock, they convinced a Bronx judge to vacate Mr. Buari’s conviction on May 5, 2017. Mr. Buari left Green Haven Correctional Facility a free man the following Monday. The Bronx County District Attorney’s Office has stated they intend to retry Mr. Buari.
Read more about the case here.