Florida Man Who Spent 33 Years in Prison Before Being Exonerated is Arrested Again for Attempted Murder

Edward Clayton Taylor’s original conviction was completely wiped just last month. (News4JAX)

An exonerated Florida man who was sprung from prison after wrongfully serving 33 years is back behind bars for attempted murder, authorities said.

Edward Clayton Taylor, 57, was tearful and jubilant last month after a judge tossed his conviction for raping a 4-year-old girl in 1986 after his attorneys fought the conviction for more than a decade.

But he now faces the prospect of another lengthy prison term after police said he shot a man during a dispute this week.

Taylor’s heartbroken mother said he quickly sank back into risky associations after his release.

“Oh my God. I am so numb, I am just numb,” she told the Florida Times Union. “I don’t know what to say. I fought so long to get him home, something he did not do and he came out and spent this time with obviously the wrong people.”

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SOURCE: New York Post, Selim Algar