‘Inmates rejoice’ as a guy who was imprisoned for 43 years for a triple murder he didn’t commit gets set free.


‘Inmates cheer’ as a man who was imprisoned for 43 years for a triple murder he didn’t commit is set free.

Inmates are ecstatic as a man sentenced to 43 years in prison for a triple murder he did not commit is released.

Kevin Strickland has been released after a court ruled that his conviction for a triple murder he did not commit ‘cannot stand.’

After serving 43 years in prison for a triple murder that he claims he did not commit, a man has been released.

Fellow inmates are said to have cheered and slammed their hands against the bars of their cells as he walked out of prison.

Kevin Strickland, a 62-year-old Missouri man, was wrongfully convicted of the crimes in 1978 and found guilty the following year.

He has maintained his innocence since his arrest in Kansas City on April 25, 1978, for the deaths of Sherrie Black, 22, Larry Ingram, 22, and John Walker, 20, in a ransacking.

It is thought to be one of the country’s longest cases of wrongful conviction.

Strickland was released from the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri, on Tuesday, just hours after a judge declared him exonerated.

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“I didn’t imagine this day would arrive,” Strickland, who was recently released, told reporters outside court.

According to The Kansas City Newspaper, he also said on his way out that “they knew from Day One that I didn’t commit this crime.”

Fellow inmates were said to be cheering and clattering their cell bars as he walked out.

In his opinion, Judge James Welsh wrote, “Under these unusual circumstances, the Court’s trust in Strickland’s conviction is sufficiently eroded that it cannot stand, and the judgment of conviction must be set aside.”

“Kevin Bernard Strickland is to be immediately released from the custody of the State of Missouri.”

Strickland had no physical evidence linking him to the crime scene, despite claims by authorities that he was at home watching TV at the time of the murders.

Cynthia Douglas, an eyewitness who managed to flee the scene of the tragic ransacking, testified against him, and he was found guilty.

She later attempted to have her testimony recanted after claiming she was pushed by police, but she died before this could be done.

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