Justice: Kevin Strickland cleared after 42 years in Missouri prison

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Kevin Strickland was sentenced in June 1979

A Missouri man wrongly convicted of a triple murder in 1978 and jailed for over 42 years has been exonerated and released.

Kevin Strickland, 62, has claimed his innocence since his arrest at the age of 18. He was sentenced in June 1979.

Mr Strickland said outside court: “I didn’t think that day would come.”

It is the longest wrongful incarceration in state history, but under Missouri law he is unlikely to receive financial compensation.

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