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Missouri judge exonerates Kevin Strickland after historic 43-year-long wrongful conviction

A judge in Missouri on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of Kevin Strickland, a Black man convinced of murder in 1979 by an all-white jury.

Stickland spent 43 years in prison. His exoneration makes his case the longest imprisonment for a wrongful conviction in Missouri history.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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