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Midstate family investigates son's murder conviction

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 23, 2013 8:52 AM

(York) -- The family of a York County man serving a life sentence for murdering his younger, 13-year-old brother in 1998 has hired a private detective to investigate the case and is offering a $100,000 reward to help find the person they believe to be the real killer.  

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Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary Witman of New Freedom was 15 at the time of his brother's murder. He was convicted of killing Gregory Witman by stabbing, slashing, and nearly decapitating the younger teen in their home. 

Witman's family has hired private eye Jay Salpeter, a former New York City homicide detective. 

The family has long maintained Witman's innocence despite his 2003 first-degree murder conviction.

Ron Witman says he's hoping the reward will help generate new evidence to free his son.

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