Missouri is one of the few states, that doesn’t provide compensation for someone just because they’ve been wrongfully convicted.
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Kevin Strickland has spent more than 40 years in prison for a triple murder in KC that he says he didn’t commit. But, even if the court rules in his favor on Monday, freedom is all he’ll likely get.
The Midwest Innocence Project has been granted $1 million to investigate wrongful convictions.
Kevin Strickland’s case has drawn nationwide attention because he’s spent 43 years in prison for a triple murder he swears he didn’t commit. Strickland was largely convicted on eyewitness testimony.
Attorneys with the Midwest Innocence Project fighting for Lamar Johnson have filed another petition seeking his release. They say he is a prisoner of legal circumstances.
A 64-year-old Missouri man will be put to death Tuesday night. His execution will be the first in the US since March 5 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.