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Wrongfully convicted Missouri man exonerated after four decades in prison

Missouri man exonerated and released from prison. Strickland was wrongfully accused of 1978 triple murder.

Where: Jackson County, MO

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Kevin Strickland, imprisoned for more than 42 years for a triple murder, has been exonerated and released from prison.

Strickland was linked to the ransacking of a home in Kansas City on 25 April 1978. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years.

The ‘Midwest Innocence Project’ (a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the investigation, litigation, and exoneration of the wrongfully convicted) stated, “The Court has granted Jackson County Prosecutor’s Motion to Vacate Kevin Strickland’s conviction and ordered him discharged immediately!!!”

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker stated, “To say we’re extremely pleased and grateful is an understatement. This brings justice — finally — to a man who has tragically suffered so so greatly as a result of this wrongful conviction.”

Under the State of Missouri law, Strickland is unlikely to receive any compensation.

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