A man identified as Kevin Strickland has been released and exonerated after spending 43 years in jail for a triple murder he didn’t commit.
Kevin Strickland, 62, from Missouri in the United States, in 1978 was wrongly convicted and found guilty on all charges the following year Even though he pleaded not guilty to the crime.
Kev in was arrested for the deaths of Sherrie Black, 22, Larry Ingram, 22, and John Walker, 20, who were targeted in a ransacking in Kansas City in April 25, 1978.
He was however released from Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri on Tuesday, Nov. 23,11 after the judge reached his exoneration verdict.
Mr Strickland said to reporters outside court that he
“didn’t think this day would come.”
According to The Kansas City Newspaper Kevin also claimed on his way out that “they knew from Day One that I didn’t commit this crime”.