Black man freed by DNA test after 38 years in US prison for wrongful murder conviction

Written by on October 29, 2022

HOUSTON, United States

A Black man who spent nearly four decades in prison for a murder he did not commit was released in the state of California on Friday after DNA tests showed he was not the killer.

Maurice Hastings, 69, had his murder conviction overturned by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office after he was wrongly convicted for the 1983 abduction and killing of Roberta Wydermyer, 30, in the city of Inglewood.

“I'm not pointing fingers. I'm not standing up here a bitter man,'' Hastings said . . .

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