Pennsylvania Man Freed After 37 Years in Prison Because Police Offered Witness Sex and Drugs in Exchange for False Testimony

A Pennsylvania man is free after a federal court threw out his 1984 murder conviction. Willie Stokes walked out of the state correctional institution in Chester, Delaware County Tuesday afternoon.

Stokes was 37 years into a life sentence until Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office investigated and found that Stokes did not get due process.

Last month, a federal court found that a key witness lied.

An attorney for Stokes said Philadelphia police offered the witness sex and drugs in exchange for false testimony.

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