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Friday, 17 March 2017

Wrongfully convicted man released after 32 years in jail

"I've been inside for 32 years, three months and 14 days. It's been that long". These were the words of Andrew Leander Wilson as he walked out of jail haven been wrongfully convicted.

Wilson went in at the age of 30 when he was convicted of murder and now at 62 he is a free man because evidence had come to light that the prosecution withheld in the case all those years ago.


Superior Court Judge Laura Priver ruled Wilson had been deprived of his constitutional rights to a fair trial, vacating his conviction and ordering his immediate release.
His attorneys and students from the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent worked to bring the new information to light. The information they found showed the prosecution had withheld information during the murder trial.
Wilson had maintained his innocence since the day he was arrested for the stabbing death of a 21-year-old man in 1984. The man was sleeping in his truck when he was fatally stabbed. His girlfriend Saladena Bishop was also in the truck. Wilson's attorneys said the prosecution withheld key pieces of evidence concerning the main witness.

He'll now have the chance to see his 96-years old  mother who had long fought for her son's release from her home in Missouri. 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What now happened to those years of his life that was wasted?

ngfineface said...

God forbid bad thing. No amount of money or compensation can make up for the lost years

ogechi recheal anukam said...

Jesu Christi!!!!biko enough compensation thou it won't be equaled to such a time.

ogechi recheal anukam said...

Jesu Christi!!!!biko enough compensation thou it won't be equaled to such a time.

Vivian Reginalds said...

chaiii nawa!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

JESUS, CAN YOU IMAGINE!






AUNTY LINDA 👩

kisbykay (Travelling Agency) said...

OMG! May our years not be wasted like this in Jesus name. Amen.

They should compensate him wella. Though it won't make up for the wasted years.

Anonymous said...

I hope he will be given 1 billion dollars in conpensation cos imagine I was only 5 years at that time and now am working so imagine all that I have seen in life and he was just in prison . GOD and there lots in there like that

JUDE ANTHONY said...

This is what black people get in western world, they always cover the truth and make sure they nailed the black person involved. Very sad

Freeborn Zinalima Bislam said...

Wicked people... Make una compensate the man.

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Akoba Adaba Olorun maje ari

Anonymous said...

Now, sue their asses for 1.5 billion damages.

Maverick said...

Imagine his prison qualification is older than Linda, God forbid.. Mandela stayed for 27yrs fighting for something, he stayed for 32yrs languishing for nothing.

Gordonskee said...

After suffering for several years! hmmmmm

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