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Hawaii Innocence Project seeks review in Dana Ireland death

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) - The Hawaii Innocence Project is seeking vindication for a man convicted in a notorious 1991 rape and murder case.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/1Jt6OhM) reports the group is seeking a review of the conviction of Albert "Ian" Schweitzer in the death of 23-year-old Dana Ireland, who had graduated from George Mason University in Virginia shortly before she died.

Investigators say Ireland was riding a bike on Hawaii Island when she was run over, taken to a remote fishing trail, sexually assaulted and left to die.

Schweitzer is serving a minimum 130-year sentence.

Two other men also were convicted in the case, including Schweitzer's brother.

Honolulu defense attorney Brook Hart says the Hawaii Innocence Project has a strong belief that Albert Ian Schweitzer is not guilty of the crime.

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