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“Innocent”.. but after 48 years Behind Bars!

Agencies – Sudan Events

The American judiciary acquitted a 71-year-old death row convict of a murder for which he was unjustly convicted, after he spent 48 years behind bars.
Former death row prisoner, Glenn Simmons, was released after prosecutors admitted that key evidence in his case had not been handed over to his defense lawyers.
After a long wait, he was officially considered innocent, according to Russia Today. “This court finds, by clear and convincing evidence, that the crime for which Simmons was convicted, sentenced, and imprisoned did not commit,” Oklahoma District Judge Amy Palumbo wrote in her ruling. Simmons was in prison for 48 years, one month and 18 days, after being convicted of the murder of Carolyn Sue Rogers in 1974.
He is the longest-serving acquittal in US history, according to data compiled by the National Registry of Exonerations. After the judge’s decision, Simmons raised his arms in victory outside the courtroom.

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