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Nov 23 - Kevin Strickland, Convicted of Triple Murder, Exonerated After 40 Years in Prison



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Nov 23 - Kevin Strickland, Convicted of Triple murder, Exonerated After 40 Years in Prison
 

 
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A Missouri judge exonerated Kevin Strickland and ordered his immediate release after more than 43 years in prison on Tuesday.

Strickland served the longest prison time for a wrongful conviction in Missouri's history and also one of the longest in the history of the nation. Strickland, 62, is among 12 exonerees who have survived 40 years or more of prison, according to the National Registry of Exonerations.

Strickland had been convicted in 1979 for the 1978 murder of three people who were k*lled after four suspects broke into a Kansas City bungalow. The only person who survived the shootings, Cynthia Douglas, later identified Strickland as one of the suspects and testified during his two trials.

However, she later said police pressured her to tie Strickland to the crime. Douglas, who passed away in 2015, spent years trying to clear Strickland's name, according to testimony from her family, friends and a co-worker during the evidentiary hearing that led to Strickland's exoneration.


Strickland has long maintained his innocence. He has said he was home watching television during the time of the shootings. Additionally, The Kansas City Star reported that two other men who were convicted in the k*llings later insisted that Strickland wasn't with them.

The first trial for Strickland, who is Black, ended in a hung jury when the sole Black juror held out for acquittal. He was convicted by an all-white jury of one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder in a second trial in 1979.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced in May that a review of the case led her to believe that Strickland was innocent. After the Missouri Supreme Court declined to hear Strickland's petition, Peters Baker used a new state law to seek the evidentiary hearing.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed motions that delayed the hearing several times. However, on Tuesday, Judge James Welsh ruled that Strickland be exonerated and immediately released.

Quinton Lucas, the mayor of Kansas City, celebrated the news of Strickland's release on Twitter Tuesday.

Kevin Strickland will be freed. Praise the Lord! My heart breaks that his mother never got the chance to see him free, but I am heartened that we have justice. My thanks to the Midwest Innocence Project, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker, and all who fought for Kevin.
Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) November 23, 2021

In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Strickland said there were two places that he hoped to visit if he were ever to be free again. One was the ocean, which he has never seen in person, and the other was his mother's grave.

"If we don't stop at the gravesite first, I'm going to get out of the car and I'm going to try to make it there on my hands and knees," Strickland said to the newspaper.
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 6 days ago '06        #2
whammy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1 OP
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While we should celebrate his release, we should be upset that he will not be compensated for any day spent in prison.


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 6 days ago '21        #3
mypostmakesense  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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Happy he’s being released but they need to cut this man a check
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 6 days ago '21        #4
LuxG2  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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looking at the bright side now more of these wrongful convictions are being overturned
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 6 days ago '05        #5
pippen33 
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Damn and they are saying he won't even get paid
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 6 days ago '17        #6
S PHX GOD 
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 whammy said
While we should celebrate his release, we should be upset that he will not be compensated for any day spent in prison.


this is what tamika Mallory and mysonne should protest for.. his check.. not gas lighting their own people to this troy their own communities. black lives only matter when they're offered a check from their llc boss.
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 6 days ago '04        #7
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 whammy said

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed motions that delayed the hearing several times. However, on Tuesday, Judge James Welsh ruled that Strickland be exonerated and immediately released.



What a fu*king a**hole!
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 6 days ago '21        #8
outstanding  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x51
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where's lebron
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 6 days ago '14        #9
Gotti Pippen  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 LuxG2 said
looking at the bright side now more of these wrongful convictions are being overturned
What fu*king bright side?

This man is retirement age. His mom passed away(rip), who knows what family he might have left. Hell feel like a burden even if he isnt.

The system used this man until he hit the age where he was probably costing them more money than anything.

fu*k that bi*ch Cynthia Douglas too
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 6 days ago '20        #10
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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The man is truely evil , good luck to all the bros who got framed , tricked & set up by the man
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 6 days ago '06        #11
1 of 1 Houston 
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A damn shame. These mfs have some serious payback coming. Men lie, women lie, GOD don't. Fire and brimstone waiting on 90+% of them ppo. Don't believe me just wait.
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 6 days ago '19        #12
Occult Mayne  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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 Gotti Pippen said
What fu*king bright side?

This man is retirement age. His mom passed away(rip), who knows what family he might have left. Hell feel like a burden even if he isnt.

The system used this man until he hit the age where he was probably costing them more money than anything.

fu*k that bi*ch Cynthia Douglas too
Right.

I remember Boosie had trouble adjusting to newer phones and social media and he only did 4 years let alone 40
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 6 days ago '16        #13
Boogersugar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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Story after story like this comes out and somehow certain Boxden members never question crime statistics hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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 6 days ago '21        #14
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Ida been k*lled myself before livin in a cage for 40 yrs. Maybe I feel different if I was innocent..but still..they took that man whole life from him smh
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 6 days ago '15        #15
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Shout out to the one black juror who tried to do the right thing. Got rid of our kind quick for that next judicial hanging though.
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 6 days ago '17        #16
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2 things that stick out to me

1. The key witness had been trying for YEARS to clear the mans name. Why would they not listen to her?

2. The attorney general delaying the hearings constantly

This system is pure filth
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 6 days ago '20        #17
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four suspects broke into a Kansas City bungalow.

Additionally, The Kansas City Star reported that two other men who were convicted in the k*llings later insisted that Strickland wasn't with them.





So much more information left out of this / theses cases.
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 6 days ago '09        #18
ImAMonster  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Yeah this is fu*ked up. Give a sh*t about a check. That man basically lost his life anyways. America needs a new justice system from top to bottom. Stop the petty charges and for the love of God actually find out without a shadow of a doubt that you're charging the right person...disgusting.
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 6 days ago '08        #19
WavyGnu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Let this man own Missouri for the time he spent. Give him the deed to the state.

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 6 days ago '21        #20
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Misery
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 6 days ago '09        #21
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If I was super wealthy like Musk or Bezos or someone, I’d give this dude 100 mill the day he gets out.
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 5 days ago '04        #22
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 Tom B. Stone said
If I was super wealthy like Musk or Bezos or someone, Id give this dude 100 mill the day he gets out.
why? govt needs to exceedingly compensate him.

"However, she later said police pressured her to tie Strickland to the crime. Douglas, who passed away in 2015, spent years trying to clear Strickland's name, according to testimony from her family, friends and a co-worker during the evidentiary hearing that led to Strickland's exoneration."


when a witness comes forward saying authorities pressured them to go a certain way, the courts should speedily retry.

unfortunately people get wrongfully convicted all the time and have to wait for a good lawyer or evidence to come out later, but when a witness recants cuz of cops then making them wait forever for a retrial is bogus.
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 5 days ago '10        #23
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 7twelve said
why? govt needs to exceedingly compensate him.

"However, she later said police pressured her to tie Strickland to the crime. Douglas, who passed away in 2015, spent years trying to clear Strickland's name, according to testimony from her family, friends and a co-worker during the evidentiary hearing that led to Strickland's exoneration."


when a witness comes forward saying authorities pressured them to go a certain way, the courts should speedily retry.

unfortunately people get wrongfully convicted all the time and have to wait for a good lawyer or evidence to come out later, but when a witness recants cuz of cops then making them wait forever for a retrial is bogus.
It's sad to say none of this actually surprises me. Hope this dude can pick up whatever pieces are left.

 5 days ago '04        #24
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 soto said
It's sad to say none of this actually surprises me. Hope this dude can pick up whatever pieces are left.
doubt it. 40 years is half a lifetime
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 5 days ago '05        #25
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 Kziatic said



What a fu*king a**hole!
this man is scum
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