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Behind bars for 12 years, Bronx mom hopes for Cuomo’s clemency

On Dec. 25, Eugenia Pedraza turns 51. But behind bars, there’s not much to celebrate.

The Bronx mother has been in prison for 12 years following a tangled family dispute, which involved kidnapping an an attempted murder, according to NY1.

Pedraza, who has a daughter staying at Columbia University, said she is innocent of the crime and is pleading for clemency from Gov. Mario Cuomo.

“If she was white, if she spoke English, and if she had any financial means whatsoever, there’s not a chance she would be in jail. Not a chance,” says attorney Richard Schoestein.

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