Oklahoma Man Declared Innocent After 28 Years Behind Bars

An Oklahoma man who was convicted of murder in 1991 has been declared innocent and freed after 28 years behind bars.

On Tuesday, a judge ordered the release of 48-year-old Corey Atchison, ruling that a key witness in his murder trial had been coerced.

After the decision, Atchison said “I don’t really know what I want to do, because my goal all these years was just to be free”. He would be eligible for up to $175,000 from the state for his wrongful conviction.

Source: https://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-inmate-who-served-28-years-found-innocent-of-murder/28412879