Innocent after 43 years in prison, Kevin Strickland thanks God for guiding him

“These few days have been very busy for Kevin as he is struggling to get over himself and reconnect with his loved ones. Your support has helped him focus on what matters most during this time: starting the life he didn't have. "

Kevin Strickland is a 62-year-old American. Accused of a triple homicide in 1978, and sentenced to 50 years in prison without possible parole, he has just spent 43 years in prison. But, last week, a Missouri judge cleared him. Since the beginning of the case, he has never ceased to proclaim his innocence.

“I didn't think that day would come,” he said. Kevin Strickland says he is "thankful that God has guided [him] through this for 43 years".

“I'm not necessarily angry. I think I feel several emotions that I have not yet shared. The joy, the sorrow, the fear. I'm trying to figure out how to put them together. "

On April 25, 1978, in Kansas City, Missouri, four people were shot dead. Three of them die, only one survives. It is Cynthia douglas and she claims Vincent Bell and Kiln Adkins are the perpetrators of the shooting. A day later, she claims Kevin Strickland was there, claiming to recognize his hair. However, there is no physical evidence linking Kevin Strickland to the triple murder. For 30 years, she will finally go back on his words, claiming that she had made a mistake in identifying Kevin Strickland.

Today, Kevin Strickland is released from prison, but will not receive compensation from the state. A page GoFundMe, launched in 2021 by the Midwest Innocence Project, hoped to raise $ 7 for Kevin Strickland. Today, the amount of the jackpot stands at $ 500, or nearly 1 million euros. The organizers thank everyone who supported Kevin and say they are "overwhelmed with offers of generosity."

Kevin Strickland has found his loved ones and will now "start the life he did not have".

“These few days have been very busy for Kevin as he is struggling to get over himself and reconnect with his loved ones. Your support has helped him focus on what matters most during this time: starting the life he didn't have. "

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