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This Innocent Man Just Spent 39 Years In Prison. His First Public Statement Is Incredible.

The part where he says he doesn't blame the kid who implicated him anymore? That’s pretty awesome.

Following a recanted testimony from key witness Edward Vernon, Cleveland Judge Richard McMonagle finally threw out the murder conviction of Ricky Jackson, who has spent the last 39 years in prison. The initial arrest was based on testimony given by Vernon, who was only 12 years-old at the time.

”This case will be dismissed,” the judge told Jackson. “You're going to be free to go. May I suggest to you that life is filled with small victories, and this is a big one.”


Watch Jackson's remarkable composure and forgiveness below (at the 2-minute mark).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2yV_HLDjMlw

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