What a wild story: a prisoner serving 39 years to life started making drawings of golf courses. The drawings made their way to Golf Digest, which wrote about him, then realized his conviction was sketchy, then investigated, and now he's free
Valentino Dixon, whose golf illustrations sustained him in prison, has his murder conviction vacated after 27 years in jail. Most satisfying moment of my career as a journalist.
Amazing story: man serving 39-years-to-life for homicide draws pictures of golf courses. He gets ’s attention. Publication then looks into his conviction and realizes something is amiss. Ultimately court agrees and exonerates him. H/T
“It’s embarrassing for the legal system that for a long time the best presentation of the investigation was from a golf magazine.” ’s fantastic work winds up helping to set free a wrongfully convicted man. Absolutely remarkable.
This is incredible. A man was freed after 27 yrs thanks to folks at Golf Digest who raised questions about his innocence. “It’s embarrassing for the legal system that for a long time the best presentation of the investigation was from a golf magazine.”
What a story: “a prisoner serving 39 years to life started making drawings of golf courses. The drawings made their way to Golf Digest, which wrote about him, then realized his conviction was sketchy, then investigated, and now he's free”
Though Valentino Dixon has never been on a golf course, the detailed course illustrations he made while in prison caught the eye of 'Golf Digest.' Learn more about his story
*Golf Digest* freed a guy. But you keep writing your political process stories, twitter.
Valentino Dixon, whose golf illustrations sustained him while in prison, has his murder conviction vacated after 27 years in jail
On an innocent man who spent 27 years in prison. “It’s embarrassing for the legal system that for a long time the best presentation of the investigation was from a golf magazine.”