February 28, 2024
Look how beautiful the internet campaign is raising $ 1.7 million for the man who was announced after 43 years in US prison

Look how beautiful the internet campaign is raising $ 1.7 million for the man who was announced after 43 years in US prison

A representative of the campaign’s Midwest Innocence Project wrote, “This is a busy day for Kevin as he has chosen himself and is working to reunite with his loved ones.

“His support helped him focus on what’s really important at this time – starting a life without him.”

Kevin Strickland, 62, was released from prison in late November after a judge convicted him of three counts of murder in 1979.

He said he was always watching television at home and had nothing to do with the crimes he committed when he was 18 years old.

He learned of the decision about release when the news appeared on television while he was watching a soap opera. The other prisoners began to scream.

Judge James Welsh, a retired Missouri Court of Appeals judge, after a three-day court hearing, made a decision requested by the Jackson County Attorney.

Welsh wrote that his verdict provided “clear and conclusive evidence” that “undermines the court’s confidence in the sentencing.” He further added that Strickland was not involved in the crime and that a key witness had denied the allegations before his death.