Sean K. Ellis has served 20 years in prison for the 1993 murder of Boston Detective John J. Mulligan. He has always maintained his innocence. This website tells his story.
On May 5, 2015, Superior Court Judge Carol S. Ball reversed Ellis's convictions for murder and armed robbery, citing prosecutors' failure to pursue credible leads to other suspects -- and the bias of three investigating detectives who were actively engaged with the victim in robbing Boston drug dealers.
On May 12, 2015, saying she "strongly believed" Ellis did not get a fair trial, Judge Ball set bail at $50,000 with the requirement to wear a GPS monitoring device.
Suffolk County prosecutors have filed their intention to appeal Judge Ball's ruling.