Fundraising organized on the web for the African American exonerated in recent days in Missouri after 43 years in prison has exceeded 1.4 million dollars. Kevin Strickland, 62, was wrongfully convicted of a triple homicide he never committed in 1978.
It was the Midwest Innocence Project that created the GoFundMe page, as well as striving to give it back its freedom. Strickland – who is not entitled to any compensation from the state, has no pension having never worked and has various health problems – had always maintained that he was at home that day watching television and that he had nothing to do with the murders. by Sherrie Black, Larry Ingram and John Walker, in Kansas City, Missouri, when he was 18.
He had been convicted in 1979 by an all-white jury; and the key witness, a survivor of the shooting, tried for years to retract her testimony, claiming it was extracted from her by the police.