Yet another murder conviction that was connected to casework done by former NYPD detective Louis Scarcella has been vacated by the Brooklyn District Attorney, the DA's office announced today in a press release.

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said the 1996 second-degree murder conviction of Jabbar Washington for a killing that occurred during a raid on a crack den in Brownsville had been overturned by his office's Conviction Review Unit.

According to Gonzalez, an eyewitness, Lisa Todd, identified Washington during a lineup put together by Detective Scarcella after Washington's arrest in February 1996. However, Todd later told a prosecutor that she had only recognized Washington as someone who resided in the building. The recantation wasn't noted to the grand jury or mentioned at Washington's trial.

While Scarcella also got a confession out of Washington, during the trial, Scarcella testified that the confession would have been particularly important if Washington hadn't been identified by Todd, testimony that he gave despite knowing that Todd recanted.

The prosecutor in Washington's case also prejudiced the jury through guilt by association, by asking Washington questions about co-defendants that were already convicted, and if he was aware that one of the co-defendants (according to Scarcella) fingered Washington as the gunman.

"Following a thorough and fair investigation by my Conviction Review Unit, it was determined that Mr. Washington did not receive a fair trial and crucial information that would have been useful to the defense was withheld," Gonalez said in the press release vacating the conviction. "Therefore, I am moving, in the interest of justice, to have his conviction vacated. Given the unresolved issues of credibility in this case, we cannot prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt so we will not seek a retrial and move to dismiss the indictment."

The overturning of Washington's conviction becomes the 23rd such verdict overturned by the CRU, compared to 58 that were found to be fair. Washington joins people like the three brothers cleared of two separate murder convictions from the late 1980s and a woman who did 10 years in prison for a manslaughter charge stemming from a 1991 robbery. According to Gonzelez's press release, the Conviction Review Unit is still going over about 100 additional cases.

Washington could walk free today after more than two decades in prison, the Daily News reports.