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Last night in Tampa: Dean McKee freed after three decades | tbo.com

TAMPA Dean McKee was 16 when he was condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Three decades later, he walked out of the Hillsborough County jail on Tuesday night, allowed to finally go home while the appellate courts decide whether he can stay there.

McKee, 46, was released hours after a Hillsborough circuit judge agreed to released him on his own recognizance as the state appeals a judicial order striking down his 1988 murder conviction.

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Jailers escorted McKee to a holding area to be fitted with a GPS monitor a condition of his appellate bond agreement a little after 8:30 p.m.

Outside, family members, friends, photographers and reporters peered through the lobby windows of the Orient Road

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Man Freed in Wrongful Rape, Robbery Conviction of 1987 Burger …

A Brooklyn man who’s served nearly three decades in prison for a wrongful conviction of a brutal rape and robbery at a Burger King in 1987 has finally been freed.

Mark Denny, 46, was released Wednesday, surrounded by friends and family, including mother Elaine Denny, who had tears flowing down her face as she told reporters, “He’s still my baby. I’m so happy. This is a glorious moment.”

Denny cried, too, as he told of his and family’s long fight. He recalled how his mother lost her house in Brooklyn while trying to finance lawyers to get him out of prison.

“My mom became poor. She was sleeping in the streets and that destroyed me,” he said, tearing up.  

Brooklyn Man Freed After Wrongfully Serving Almost 30 Years in Prison

[NY] Brooklyn Man Freed After Wrongfully Serving Almost 30 Years in Prison

Nina Morrison, senior staff attorney

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Man Freed in Wrongful Rape, Robbery Conviction of 1987 Burger King Case

A Brooklyn man who’s served nearly three decades in prison for a wrongful conviction of a brutal rape and robbery at a Burger King in 1987 has finally been freed.

Mark Denny, 46, was released Wednesday, surrounded by friends and family, including mother Elaine Denny, who had tears flowing down her face as she told reporters, “He’s still my baby. I’m so happy. This is a glorious moment.”

Denny cried, too, as he told of his and family’s long fight. He recalled how his mother lost her house in Brooklyn while trying to finance lawyers to get him out of prison.

“My mom became poor. She was sleeping in the streets and that destroyed me,” he said, tearing up. Denny was 17 when he was arrested.

Brooklyn Man Freed After Wrongfully Serving Almost 30 Years in Prison

[NY] Brooklyn Man Freed After Wrongfully Serving Almost 30 Years in PrisonRead more at: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Prisoner-Exoneration-Wrongful-Conviction-Burger-King-Rape-Robbery-Brooklyn-465440843.html

Prisoner Freed in Wrongful Rape, Robbery Conviction of 1987 Burger King Case

A Brooklyn man who’s served nearly three decades in prison for a wrongful conviction of rape and burglary at a Burger King in 1987 was exonerated and released Wednesday. 

Mark Denny, 46, was released Wednesday, surrounded by friends and family, including mother Elaine Denny, who still lives in Brooklyn and “never lost faith that her son would one day be exonerated,” according to the Innocence Project, the advocacy organization that’s represented him since 2009. 

“Mr. Denny has been waiting for this day for a very long time,
 said Nina Morrison, senior staff attorney for the Innocence Project. “We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and members of his conviction review unit for recognizing Mr. Denny’s innocence and taking extraordinary steps to right the wrongs that kept Mr. Denny incarcerated for his entire adult life.”

Denny was among the four young men convicted in the

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Two innocence claims filed Friday for Virginia man who was freed from prison after another man confessed

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Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey will not be freed as court rules confession stands

A US judge has called the failure of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s appeal “a profound miscarriage of justice”.

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed the Wisconsin inmate who featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison. 

The full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after telling detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

The 4-to-3 opinion conceded a ruling that wasn’t obvious or easy, but said it

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Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey will not be freed as court rules …

A US judge has called the failure of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s appeal “a profound miscarriage of justice”.

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed the Wisconsin inmate who featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison. 

The full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after telling detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

The 4-to-3 opinion conceded a ruling that wasn’t obvious or easy, but said it

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/99724440/making-a-murderer-brendan-dassey-will-not-be-freed-as-court-rules-confession-stands

California man freed after 15 years for shaken baby death

A California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction.

Zavion Johnson, 34, walked out of the Sacramento County jail, where he was being held while his court case was heard. He had been serving a sentence of 25 years to life at a state prison in Vacaville.

Johnson was “both loving and trying to adjust to freedom,” said his attorney, Paige Kaneb with the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Johnson was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2001 death of his daughter, Nadia.

At trial, more than a dozen witnesses described him as a gentle and caring father.

Johnson testified that he accidentally dropped the 4-month-old in the bathtub while rinsing her off in the shower. She hit her head and later

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