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Student convicted of murder starts his life anew

Students arrive on college campuses with all kinds of life stories. Mario Rocha's, however, is uncommon, as Daniel De Vise reports:

Mario Rocha's first, spartan dorm room at George Washington University felt a little like solitary confinement.
He should know. Rocha once spent a summer in solitary confinement.
In some ways, Rocha is a typical student at GW, where he enrolled in January as a freshman. He has a gift for writing, a new voter registration card and relative inexperience behind the wheel of an automobile.
But there is one difference. Rocha spent 10 years in prison after being arrested and then convicted of first-degree murder.

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By Washington Post Editors  |  November 24, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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