A man who served 40 years was found not guilty and 3 more news that you might have missed Author: Alina Voronina news events events USA

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The death toll at the Wisconsin parade has increased to 6. What is known about the victim and the driver who caused the fatal accident? A Florida court acquitted the Groveland Quartet posthumously for allegedly raping a girl in 1949. Read about this and other news today in the digest of USA.ONE :

A man was released in Missouri after serving 40 years for a triple murder that he did not commit

And also: the cause of death of Brian Londri, suspected of the murder of blogger Gabriel Petito, has become known.

A man wrongly accused of a triple murder was released 40 years later

 A man who served 40 years was found not guilty and 3 more news you might have missed

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Yesterday, November 23, a 62-year-old Kansas City resident was released from prison after serving 43 years behind bars after being unlawfully convicted of triple murder in 1979. At that time, Kevin Strickland was 18, he was at home and watched TV, but no one believed him. The prisoner also learned about the court's decision to release him from the news while watching a soap opera. Kevin's inmates reacted violently and started screaming. Leaving the walls of the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Strickland told reporters:

& # 34; I'm not necessarily angry. I think I triggered an emotion that you are not aware of. Fear, joy, sadness … I'm trying to figure out how to connect them. & # 34;

In addition, he promised to make efforts to ensure that this does not happen to anyone else, and said that the criminal justice system in the United States needs to be destroyed and remade. Kevin Strickland was convicted of the deaths of 20-year-old John Walker, 21-year-old Larry Ingram and 22-year-old Sherry Black in a Kansas City home after the only witness to the April 25, 1978 shooting gave testimony. Cynthia Douglas described Strickland as one of 4 men who opened fire, but raised her doubts shortly after the verdict.

According to the woman, she did not dare to act, because she was afraid that she would be charged with perjury, if she refused the statements made under oath. Cynthia said she pointed to Kevin under police pressure, which is why she then spent years trying to prove that she had identified the wrong person. Douglas passed away in 2015. In addition, two other men convicted in the same case stated that Strickland was not involved in the killings. They named other suspects who were never charged.

The number of victims at the Wisconsin parade has increased, and the perpetrator faces life in prison

 A man who served 40 years was found not guilty and 3 more news you might have missed

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Yesterday, November 23, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks died from his injuries in the hospital. He was the sixth fatal accident during the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday 21 November. The boy watched the procession with his brother, who is still undergoing medical treatment. Other victims include people between the ages of 52 and 81, including a bank clerk and three women who were members of the Grandmothers Dancing Club. Another 62 people received various injuries. It is noted that among the victims there are many children who are from 3 to 16 years old. Six of them are in critical condition.

A number of charges have already been brought against him who entered the crowd in a red SUV. It turned out to be 39-year-old Darrell Brooks. For 5 premeditated murders of the first degree, he faces life imprisonment. During the trial, the perpetrator of the incident was crying, resting his head almost on his knees. The court left him in custody with a $ 5 million bail. The next hearing will take place on January 14 at 9:15 am. Darrell Brooks is a rapper in Milwaukee. It has an open lawsuit on domestic violence. He was just leaving the scene of the conflict when he pulled down the barricades and crashed into the marching crowd at the parade.

Brooks had been released from arrest two weeks earlier on $ 5,000 bail. He was accused of deliberately hitting a woman in a parking lot at a gas station. In just the past 2 years, he has been charged with endangering the safety of others, resisting and obstructing police officers. In 2020, Darrell opened fire during an altercation. During his arrest, a stolen pistol and pills, which turned out to be methamphetamines, were seized from him. Brooks has been charged with 16 different crimes since 1999.

& # 34; Groveland Four & # 34; pleaded not guilty 70 years after the rape charge

 A man who served 40 years was found not guilty and 3 more news you might have missed

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A Florida court acquitted four black Americans posthumously who were mistakenly accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in 1949. Judge Heidi Davis has declared the men known as the Groveland Quartet innocent. State Attorney Bill Gladson filed a motion for their rehabilitation last month. According to him, recently discovered evidence suggests that they did not rape anyone. The families of the accused were present in the courtroom, and after the sentencing they cried, clapped and hugged.

More than 70 years ago, a 17-year-old white girl claimed to have been raped by black men. This incident provoked riots in Groveland, and the suspects were convicted without questioning witnesses and analyzing evidence. A detachment of more than a thousand people tracked down Ernest Thomas and shot him over 400 times. 16-year-old Charles Greenlee was sentenced to life in prison, and Samuel Shepherd and Walter Irwin were sentenced to death. The US Supreme Court overturned the original sentences for lack of evidence of guilt.

On his way to a retrial in 1951, a local sheriff wounded Irwin and shot Shepherd. He claimed that the suspects were trying to escape, while Walter insisted that it was a cold-blooded murder. The jury, among whom there was not a single African American, re-sentenced Irwin to death, which he only miraculously escaped. Florida Governor Leroy Collins commuted to life in 1968. Walter Irwin passed away a year later.

Charles Greenlee was released early in 1962. He died in 2012, and in 2018, the former Florida attorney general ordered a review of the Groveland Fours case. It turned out that there were no traces of semen on Irwin's pants, as the prosecutor's office claimed. They have never been tested in a forensic laboratory. This means that the sheriff, judge and prosecutor knew about the innocence of the men, but ignored their vows and triggered a series of sentences that ruined their lives.

Brian Londry's cause of death has been named suspect in the murder of Gabriel Petito

 A man who served 40 years was found not guilty and 3 more news you might have missed

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Yesterday, November 23, the lawyer of the Londri family, Stephen Bertolino, announced the official cause of death of the 23-year-old fiancé of the murdered Gabriel Petito. A forensic examination revealed that Brian had died from a gunshot wound to the head. Thus, the suspect in the blogger's death committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. According to the defender, the boy's parents, Chris and Robert, are still mourning their son and hope that these discoveries will bring peace to both families.

Brian's body was found last month at a nature reserve in Florida. The search took place in the water teeming with alligators and rattlesnakes. Militiamen also found his backpack and notebook near Londri's remains. Gabby Petito was found strangled to death at a campsite in Wyoming this September. The only suspect was her fiance, who returned home from a trip around the country in the girl's car, but without her. At first, Brian refused to cooperate with the police, and then disappeared altogether.