Missouri, Marekani: Jaji eliyemhukumu kijana wa miaka 18 jela kakiri kukosea, kijana hakuwa na hatia yoyote ya kuua

mulwanaka

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Eliyehukumiwa na Jaji kwa kosa la jinai la kuua akiwa mtoto umri wa miaka18, baada ya kukaa jela kwa miaka 38 na kufikisha umri wa miaka 56, limegundulika kwamba hakuwa na hatia na alifungwa kimakosa.

Mahakama kuu ya Federal state ya Mosouri US na wanaharakati wamekusanya $ 1.5m sawa na 3bn pesa za kitanzania kama fidia kwa huyu Mzee kwa sasa.

Hapa Tz waziri mwenye dhamana ya Mambo ya Ndani kasema hata ukifungwa bila makosa na ikagundulika badaye hulipwi fidia yoyote. Je, hili ni sawa kwa viwango na ujuzi wa maJaji wetu hapa nchini?, kweli haki na usawa utakuwa umetendeka? au Watanzania wapambane tu hari zao.

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Kevin Strickland exonerated after 42 years in Missouri prison​


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

Mr Strickland said outside court: "I didn't think this day would come."

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

According to data from the National Registry of Exonerations, which has logged exonerations since 1989, it would also be the seventh longest wrongful sentence acknowledged in the US.

A judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of Mr Strickland from state custody, after 15,487 days behind bars.

Lawyers for the Midwest Innocence Project, who have worked for months to help free Mr Strickland, told the BBC they were "ecstatic" about the news.

"We were confident any judge who saw the evidence would find Mr Strickland is innocent and that is exactly what happened," said Midwest Innocence Project legal director Tricia Rojo Bushnell in a statement.

She added: "Nothing will give him the 43 years he has lost and he returns home to a state that will not pay him a cent for the time it stole from him. That is not justice."

The state of Missouri only compensates prisoners exonerated through DNA evidence, not because of eyewitness testimony, according to the Midwest Innocence Project.

Mr Strickland was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years after he was linked to the deadly ransacking of a home in Kansas City on 25 April 1978.

On that night, four assailants shot three people inside the home: Sherrie Black, 22, Larry Ingram, 22, and John Walker, 20.

A fourth victim - Cynthia Douglas, 20 - escaped with injuries after pretending to be dead. On a hunch from her sister's boyfriend, police arrested the teenage Mr Strickland and then reportedly pressured Ms Douglas to pick him out of a line-up.

Mr Strickland told police he had been at home watching television. No physical evidence ever linked him to the crimes.

His first trial in 1979 ended with a hung jury, after one black juror on a 12-member panel held out for his acquittal.

At his second trial, an all-white jury found Mr Strickland guilty of one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder.

Years later, Ms Douglas would recant her lone eyewitness testimony, writing to the Midwest Innocence Project that "things were not clear back then, but now I know more and would like to help this person if I can".

Ms Douglas died before she could formally recant her testimony against Mr Strickland, but her mother, sister and daughter have all testified in court that she picked "the wrong guy".

Prosecutors in Jackson County began reviewing Mr Strickland's conviction last November and - under a new Missouri law - filed a motion calling for his immediate exoneration and release.

"Under these unique circumstances, the Court's confidence in Strickland's conviction is so undermined that it cannot stand, and the judgment of conviction must be set aside," wrote Judge James Welsh in Tuesday's ruling.

Ms Rojo Bushnell of the Midwest Innocence Project said the process has "shown how incredibly difficult it is for the system to correct a mistake. The prosecutor agreed Mr Strickland is innocent and it still took months. It should not be that hard."

Source: Kevin Strickland exonerated after 42 years in Missouri prison
 

Sakasaka Mao

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Mtu una mpotezea ramani ya maisha yake kabisa, kwa makisa ya mahakimu na state prosucutors sio rahisi kua kawaida tena
Kikubwa katoka angalao!

Huo uozo umetamalaki sana kwenye majela yetu.

Ukikutana na kusikiliza wafungwa jinsi walivyobambikiwa visanga na kufungwa kiuonevu, ndiyo hapo mtu utajua kwamba hujui yaliyopo nyuma ya pazia katika tasnia ya haki nchini.

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Ukiwa una angalia ile channel ya DISCOVERY ID (DStv channel No. 171) hili like Nchi Lina kesi za mauaji balaaaaaa
 

Ndombwindo

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Hata wakimpa $1.5m hakuna fidia ya mental and psychological torture anaweza kulipwa.
Ndio watu wakiambiwa hamna haki dunia utasikia USA baby!!!…. "Nothing will give him the 43 years he has lost and he returns home to a state that will not pay him a cent for the time it stole from him. That is not justice."
 

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Eliyehukumiwa na Jaji kwa kosa la jinai la kuua akiwa mtoto umri wa miaka18, baada ya kukaa jela kwa miaka 38 na kufikisha umri wa miaka 56, limegundulika kwamba hakuwa na hatia na alifungwa kimakosa.

Mahakama kuu ya Federal state ya Mosouri US na wanaharakati wamekusanya $ 1.5m sawa na 3bn pesa za kitanzania kama fidia kwa huyu Mzee kwa sasa.

Hapa Tz waziri mwenye dhamana ya Mambo ya Ndani kasema hata ukifungwa bila makosa na ikagundulika badaye hulipwi fidia yoyote. Je, hili ni sawa kwa viwango na ujuzi wa maJaji wetu hapa nchini?, kweli haki na usawa utakuwa umetendeka? au Watanzania wapambane tu hari zao.


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Kevin Strickland exonerated after 42 years in Missouri prison​


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

Mr Strickland said outside court: "I didn't think this day would come."

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

According to data from the National Registry of Exonerations, which has logged exonerations since 1989, it would also be the seventh longest wrongful sentence acknowledged in the US.

A judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of Mr Strickland from state custody, after 15,487 days behind bars.

Lawyers for the Midwest Innocence Project, who have worked for months to help free Mr Strickland, told the BBC they were "ecstatic" about the news.

"We were confident any judge who saw the evidence would find Mr Strickland is innocent and that is exactly what happened," said Midwest Innocence Project legal director Tricia Rojo Bushnell in a statement.

She added: "Nothing will give him the 43 years he has lost and he returns home to a state that will not pay him a cent for the time it stole from him. That is not justice."

The state of Missouri only compensates prisoners exonerated through DNA evidence, not because of eyewitness testimony, according to the Midwest Innocence Project.

Mr Strickland was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years after he was linked to the deadly ransacking of a home in Kansas City on 25 April 1978.

On that night, four assailants shot three people inside the home: Sherrie Black, 22, Larry Ingram, 22, and John Walker, 20.

A fourth victim - Cynthia Douglas, 20 - escaped with injuries after pretending to be dead. On a hunch from her sister's boyfriend, police arrested the teenage Mr Strickland and then reportedly pressured Ms Douglas to pick him out of a line-up.

Mr Strickland told police he had been at home watching television. No physical evidence ever linked him to the crimes.

His first trial in 1979 ended with a hung jury, after one black juror on a 12-member panel held out for his acquittal.

At his second trial, an all-white jury found Mr Strickland guilty of one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder.

Years later, Ms Douglas would recant her lone eyewitness testimony, writing to the Midwest Innocence Project that "things were not clear back then, but now I know more and would like to help this person if I can".

Ms Douglas died before she could formally recant her testimony against Mr Strickland, but her mother, sister and daughter have all testified in court that she picked "the wrong guy".

Prosecutors in Jackson County began reviewing Mr Strickland's conviction last November and - under a new Missouri law - filed a motion calling for his immediate exoneration and release.

"Under these unique circumstances, the Court's confidence in Strickland's conviction is so undermined that it cannot stand, and the judgment of conviction must be set aside," wrote Judge James Welsh in Tuesday's ruling.

Ms Rojo Bushnell of the Midwest Innocence Project said the process has "shown how incredibly difficult it is for the system to correct a mistake. The prosecutor agreed Mr Strickland is innocent and it still took months. It should not be that hard."

Source: Kevin Strickland exonerated after 42 years in Missouri prison

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