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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SOURCE: CBS Philly