December 7, 2021

Innocent Black Man Exonerated After 42 Years Behind Bars

A decide in Missouri exonerated a 62-year-old Black man who spent greater than 40 years in jail for against the law he had all the time insisted he didn’t commit.

Choose James Welsh ordered the rapid launch of Kevin Strickland after prosecutors mentioned Strickland had not been concerned in a 1978 triple homicide telling the courtroom he should “not remain in custody a day longer,” The Kansas Metropolis Star reported.

The ruling put an finish to one of many longest wrongful convictions within the historical past of the USA Prison Justice system.

Strickland won’t obtain any compensation for the greater than 4 a long time he spent wrongfully imprisoned, however because of a GoFundMe arrange by the Midwest Innocence Challenge, he’ll be capable to use the greater than $61,000 in donations.

The newly freed man informed a reporter with the Washington Submit that he’s wanting ahead to seeing the ocean in particular person and visiting his mom’s grave.