Missouri man freed after 28 years behind bars for murder he didn’t commit

After nearly three decades in prison, a Missouri man’s murder conviction has been overturned. On Tuesday, a judge ruled that there was “clear and convincing evidence” that Lamar Johnson was innocent of the 1994 murder of Marcus Boyd. John Yang profiled the case for the NewsHour in 2021 and reported that Johnson maintained his innocence while others confessed to the crime.

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