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Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:17 PM

After spending 43 years in prison for a triple murder he says he didn't commit, a MO man is finally

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(CNN) After spending 43 years behind bars for a crime he said he didn't commit, a Missouri man's conviction has been set aside, according to a news release from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

Senior Judge James Welsh filed his ruling Tuesday morning to set aside the conviction of 62-year-old Kevin Strickland, who served 43 years at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri, after he was convicted of one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder in a triple homicide. He received a 50-year life sentence without the possibility for parole for a crime he maintained he wasn't involved in.

Strickland, from a wheelchair, spoke shortly after he was released from jail Tuesday afternoon and said he's thankful for his attorneys and everyone who listened to him over the years while he maintained his innocence.

All criminal counts against Strickland were dismissed. His release makes his confinement the longest wrongful imprisonment in Missouri history and one of the longest in the nation, according to The National Registry of Exonerations.

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Reply After spending 43 years in prison for a triple murder he says he didn't commit, a MO man is finally (Original post)
FM123 Nov 2021 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2021 #1
colsohlibgal Nov 2021 #2
Hortensis Nov 2021 #3
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #4
Hortensis Nov 2021 #5
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #9
Hortensis Nov 2021 #11
RussBLib Nov 2021 #6
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #10
lagomorph777 Nov 2021 #7
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #8

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:22 PM

1. Rachel could do one of these stories from now until she retires.

And she wouldn't run out of victims.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:34 PM

2. 43 Years Of Injustice

He needs to be compensated big, big time for losing over 4 decades of his freedom.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:26 PM

3. His mother died in August. Gov. Mike Parson had refused to pardon

him so he could go home to his mother -- when all knew he was innocent, and Parson also refused to allow him to leave prison to attend his mother's funeral. Visiting her grave was at the top of his list as a free man.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:30 PM

4. Disgusting Govenor. I hope Mr Strickland gets a lot of support.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:03 AM

5. Imo, evil. Mr. Strickland so fortunately has family

to take him home, and his legal team.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:21 AM

9. Ah, he does have some family to help. Good.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:39 AM

11. Yes, thank goodness for that.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:05 AM

6. how about some restitution?

43 years wrongfully imprisoned should run at least $1million/year.

Can you imagine? 43 years. mg

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:33 AM

10. Yeah, really. He had to have extra strength, and grounding. ..

Well, he knew he was innocent. But to be locked up so unfairly takes a toll.

I hope way more joy will be in his life with the care of his family. Whether to go through some civil court for restitution...

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:07 AM

7. Headline writer still trying to pin the blame on this guy.

..."a triple murder HE SAYS he didn't commit"?!

No, CNN. COURT SAYS he didn't commit the crime.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:20 AM

8. Good point...

sometimes I miss the nuances of how something is stated.

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