20170318

After 32 Years In Jail, Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed

"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 back then.

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.

May we not fall into the trap of destiny wasters. Amen!

24 comments:

  1. Akoba adaba. Olorun ma je ka ri. God will not allow us to see something like these o. Amen.


    ReplyDelete
  2. Akoba adaba. Olorun ma je ka ri. God will not allow us to see something like these o. Amen. Such a pity.


    ReplyDelete
  3. Hassan Aderemi18 March, 2017 10:50

    Amen, may will not fall into the trap of destiny wasters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Amen thank God you got justice and still alive congrats man

    ReplyDelete
  5. Amen oh, may we not falls to the hands of destiny wasters.
    #Believe

    ReplyDelete
  6. AMEN SIR OLU!..what a waste of years for no crime at all,God protect us all from dis kind of thing

    ReplyDelete
  7. God will not allow us to suffer wot we nothing g about

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oladimeji Seun18 March, 2017 13:00

    The man should thank God who until now spear his life. what of if the jurge then sentence him to death.he should thank God.

    ReplyDelete
  9. A very big Amen

    ReplyDelete
  10. A very big Amen

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amen oh, really feel so sorry for him after wasting most of his youthful life

    ReplyDelete
  12. Freedom at old age, may we not see evil.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Eya congrats, jst hope he'll b compensated

    ReplyDelete
  14. All glory to the most high God. Thank God he came out alive.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is really a destiny wasters... May God replenish him

    ReplyDelete
  16. Tnk God 4 his freedom..

    ReplyDelete

Please keep your comments clean always. Thank you!