- A man has finally been set free 28 years after he was jailed for a crime he did not commit
- Johnson Lamar was wrongly convicted for a murder of a man named Marcus Boyd which occurred in 1994
- Johnson who is now 50 has always maintained his innocence since he was charged and locked up over the murder
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A man wrongly convicted and jailed for close to 30 years has walked free after it was found he was innocent.
Johnson Lamar, 50, locked up in prison since 1994 finally regained his freedom in 2023 after the case was revisited.
Johnson was convicted for the murder of Marcus Boyd who was shot dead by two masked men in St Louis, Missouri, BBC reported.
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Johnson Larma declared innocent
Police authorities had always believed that the killing of Boyd was connected to dru'g conflict, but Johnson maintained his innocence throughout the years.
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He had always said he was at home when the murder happened and had nothing to do with it.
Erika Barrow who was Johnson's girlfriend testified that they were both at home at the time the murder happened.
Another prisoner confesses to the crime
The wrong conviction has now been overturned after he has spent 28 years in prison. His release was made possible after another prisoner confessed that he shot Boyd, UNILAD reports.
Johnson has thanked everyone who contributed to his release. He has described his freedom as unbelievable.
"This is unbelievable.”
Nothing can replace his loss, his lawyers say
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Johnson's lawyers who handled the case have said there is nothing that will restore all that he lost while in detention.
"While today brings joy, nothing can restore all that the state stole from him. Nothing will give him back the nearly three decades he lost while separated from his daughters and family.
"The evidence that proved his innocence was available at his trial, but it was kept hidden or ignored by those who saw no value in the lives of two young black men from the South Side."
Lady returns home after 25 years
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a lady returned home from the USA 25 years after she travelled.
The lady said in a TikTok video that she left home at the age of nine.
In the video, her mother was visibly happy when she saw her daughter after such a long time.