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In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, photo Shalga Hightower, mother of Iofemi Hightower, college student slain in 2007, poses for The Associated Press in the schoolyard where the murder happened in Newark, N.J. In the seven-plus years since her college-bound daughter's brutal slaying along with two friends in a case that became a national symbol of urban gun violence, Hightower has been on a mission. It started with a resolve to attend every court hearing involving the six men and boys eventually convicted for the crime, an odyssey that cost her her job and left her family temporarily homeless. Now, a documentary project is aiming to chronicle her struggles and her efforts on behalf of families of crime victims who are too often left to fend for themselves. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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In this courtroom sketch, prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini makes opening arguments during the first day of the penalty phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, seated at right, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Pellegrini displayed a photo to the jury of Tsarnaev extending his middle finger to a security camera taken in his jail cell three months after the attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
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This April 15, 2015 file photo shows guard towers at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, Nev., one of Nevada’s toughest prisons. Attorneys for two inmates involved in a deadly prison brawl are accusing prison guards of instigating the fight to set up a gladiator-style contest and then trying to cover it up by blaming the surviving prisoner. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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In this Jan. 20, 2015 courtroom file sketch, James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady are depicted, as they sit in court on the first day of jury selection in Holmes' trial, at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, in Centennial, Colo. Jan. 20, 2015. Holmes faces trial starting on April 27, 2015, in the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and 70 wounded. (AP Photo/Jeff Kandyba, file)
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In this April 3, 2015 file photo, Pat Turner, left, hugs Anthony Ray Hinton as he leaves the Jefferson County jail in Birmingham, Ala. Hinton spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row, and was set free after prosecutors told a judge they won't re-try him for the 1985 slayings of two fast-food managers. Defense attorneys said the release of Hinton, after nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row is an argument for the establishment of a conviction integrity unit to investigate claims of innocence. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)
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