Man Released After 40 Years Behind Bars For A Murder He Didn’t Commit!

November 24, 2014 3:09 pm

Man Released After 40 Years Behind Bars For A Murder He Didn’t Commit!

Man Released After 40 Years Behind Bars For A Murder He Didn’t Commit!

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CLEVELAND – Wiley Bridgeman and Ricky Jackson, who spent nearly 40 years behind bars for a crime they didn’t commit, were freed Friday morning. The cases against Bridgeman and Jackson were officially dropped in Cuyahoga County Court. Jackson, 56, was set free first Friday morning after a hearing that only took a few minutes. Of course, he was all smiles when he left the Cuyahoga County Jail. A group of supporters cheered and hugged him. “The English language doesn’t even fit what I’m feeling. I’m on an emotional high,” Jackson said. He was wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1975 based on the testimony of a then 12-year-old boy who now admitted he lied.

Man Released After 40 Years Behind Bars For A Murder He Didn’t Commit!

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