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|Prosecutors Outline Allegations Against Journalism Students
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Prosecutors in Chicago are lobbing more allegations against Northwestern University journalism students -- alleging that they paid off a witness an effort to prove a man was wrongly convicted.
The allegation came in a Cook County criminal court murder case Tuesday.
Students contend prosecutors have put the wrong man behind bars for a 1978 murder. But prosecutors say students were motivated to find evidence of Anthony McKinney's innocence to get better grades. Prosecutors have subpoenaed the students' grades.
Northwestern journalism professor David Protess denies the allegations. He claims it's all part of a "smear campaign" by the Cook County state's attorney's office.
Protess says he has no intention of turning over his students' grades.
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