Marty Tankleff: 17 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment
WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show, July 11, 2008
In December 2007, Marty Tankleff was released from prison, where he had been locked up for 17 years for the 1988 Long Island murder of his parents, Arlene and Seymour Tankleff. The state attorney general’s office recently announced that it would not retry Tankleff for the murder. Now he’s studying at Hofstra to become a defense attorney. He joins us along with us lawyer, Bruce Barket, to talk about surviving so many years of wrongful imprisonment, how he’s adapting to post-prison life, and whether he and his legal team plan to seek justice from Suffolk County’s law enforcement agencies — or from the men they believe committed the crimes, Seymour Tankleff’s former business associates.