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US News After 36 years in prison for murder they did not commit, 3 Baltimore men finally walk free

17:20  26 november  2019
17:20  26 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Man charged with murder after woman's body found in bin

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Three teenagers from Baltimore , wrongfully convicted of killing a school student in cold blood, have been exonerated after spending more than three Today it’s a tragedy that these men had 36 years of their lives stolen. The three friends, who have finally regained their freedom , thanked their loved

Thirty - six years later, prosecutors announced that the convictions had been in error. On Monday, three men — now graying and in their 50s — walked out of prison , freed after spending all of “All my friends in prison know that I’ve always been talking about this, dreaming about this all of the time.

Andrew Stewart walks with his family after being freed from prison after 36 years. © Getty Andrew Stewart walks with his family after being freed from prison after 36 years.

Three Baltimore men who spent 36 years in prison for a murder they did not commit were spending their first full day of freedom Tuesday after prosecutors determined that another man had committed the crime and a judge threw out the convictions.

Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were released from custody Monday after Circuit Court Judge Charles Peters apologized to them on behalf of the criminal justice system.

“On the inside, I hate to put it like this, but we went through hell," Watkins said as family members and supporters mobbed the men after their release Monday night. "My journey is just beginning.

Man dies at Cloverhill Prison after incident involving another prisoner

  Man dies at Cloverhill Prison after incident involving another prisoner A Garda investigation has been launched.Shortly after midnight, gardaí and emergency services were called by prison authorities following an incident involving two male prisoners in custody at the prison.

Three men who served 36 years in a Maryland prison were freed Monday after new evidence exonerated them in the killing of a Baltimore teen in 1983, CBS Balitmore reported. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were arrested on Thanksgiving of that year

Three men who spent 36 years behind bars for a murder they did not commit have been released, after they managed to unearth new evidence from prison . Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were teenagers when they were arrested in November 1983 over the murder of

Said a weeping Dollie Boyd, Watkins' sister: "I just prayed to the Lord every day to bring my brother home. That's all I ever wanted."

Steward said he sat on his prison bunk and sobbed uncontrollably when he heard he would be freed.

"My journey is just beginning," he said. "I have to learn how to live right now.” 

The men were teens when they were arrested on Thanksgiving Day in 1983, charged with fatally shooting DeWitt Duckett, 14, in the neck while stealing his Georgetown jacket as he walked to school. The suspects were convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Investigation launched as man dies after prison incident

  Investigation launched as man dies after prison incident A man in his late 30s died at Cloverhill Prison in Dublin. (Brian Lawless/PA) An investigation has been launched after the death of a man at Cloverhill Prison.A man in his late 30s died after what Garda described as an incident between two male prisoners at the Dublin facility shortly after midnight.The man was treated by emergency serves but pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.A full forensic and technical examination will take place.Gardai say they are following a definite line of inquiry and the investigation is ongoing.

( BALTIMORE ) — Three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated Monday in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were released from custody hours after a judge cleared their convictions and

Three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated on Monday in the killing of a Baltimore teenager, after a review of their case. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were expected to be released from prison hours after a judge cleared their convictions and

The Baltimore Conviction Integrity Unit reopened the case last year after Chestnut obtained sealed documents through a public records request that revealed prosecutors had hidden evidence pointing to another teen — who was fatally shot almost 20 years later.

Investigators quickly determined that witnesses had failed to identify the men in a lineup and had been coerced into altering their testimony.

"Today’s exonerations aren’t a victory," Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said after the hearing. "Three men had 36 years of their life stolen when they were just 16. There is no way we can ever repair the damage done. Time for all of us to own up to our role in locking innocent men behind bars."

Mosby said she will fight for compensation for the men. Last month, Maryland approved payouts totaling $9 million for five men wrongly imprisoned for a combined total of 120 years. A man who had served 38 years was given $3 million.

"Police corruption and prosecutorial misconduct have cost Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart 36 stolen years," Mosby said. "They deserve support and compensation to start over. I will fight for it."

Detectives treating case of 11-month-old boy who died in Armagh as murder .
Detectives treating case of 11-month-old boy who died in Armagh as murderThe boy died overnight on Monday in Keady, Co Armagh.

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