In the News: Innocent Man Spent Nine Years in Prison

By: Tiffani Haynes

On Tuesday Edwin Chandler experienced the justice he’d been waiting for while sitting behind bars for nine years of his life. Chandler was convicted in 1993 of murdering and robbing a convenience store clerk.

Photo Courtesy of Associated Press

Photo Courtesy of Associated Press

He was later paroled in 2002 but it wasn’t cleared of the crime until Oct. 13, 2009. Another man has been indicted on the charges after a beer bottle revealing his fingerprints was found at the crime scene, along with two witnesses who came forward.

A Louisville, Kentucky judge overturned his conviction earlier this week. Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney David Stengel said he hopes Chandler receives restitution.

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