A man named Troy Ketchmore who was imprisoned for a crime he never committed, has regained his freedom after 26 years and you could imagine the magnitude of emotions that gripped him and his family when he was set free.
He was sentenced to 43 years in prison for the murder of his friend, despite forensic evidence proving otherwise.
Online reports say the African American (Black Amerian) was convicted under Virginia’s no-parole law, which meant that he would have had to serve at least 85 % of his 43-year sentence before being eligible for parole.
His case began in 1995 when he was charged with the first degree murder of his friend. The Prosecutors argued in court that in the midst of a shoot-out involving different armed people, he accidentally shot his friend while returning gunfire.
However, decades after his conviction, his case was reopened and forensic evidence showed that the fatal shot that struck his friend came from the other 40 caliber weapon that was not his weapon.
Troy returned home to emotional reception and we guess the video below can depict the true picture.
After 26 years for a wrongful conviction @iamtroyketchmore @troy_ketchmore737 gets to return home a free man! Welcome home. Great work Jarrett Adams and team. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/Sqw6YfLf3b
— Black With No Chaser (@BeBlackNoChaser) August 27, 2021