Lacino Hamilton, 19 at the time, was wrong fully convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 to 80 years behind bars in 1996.
After 37 years in prison, Robert DuBoise is finally able to walk free after a Florida judge voided his convictions in a 1983 murder case on Monday. The case involved the rape and murder of Barbara Grams, 19, who had been walking home from her job at Hot Potato (a restaurant in a defunct Tampa shopping mall) when she was attacked and beaten to death with a wood beam. Her body was found the next morning in a yard outside of a dentist office located near Hutto’s Corner, a grocery store that DuBoise frequented.
Dressed in a white T-shirt and maroon shorts, Kevin Harrington beamed as he walked out of the Macomb Correctional Facility in southern Michigan. After a few steps in the fresh air, he let go of the dolly holding his belongings and raised his hands to the sky.
A California man who was convicted of murder nearly 15 years ago is expected to be exonerated Thursday.