“Mr. Missouri will not pay Strickland a penny, but the whole world will ensure he is repaid anyway,” Strickland’s lawyer told the newspaper. About 19,000 people have donated money in recent months. It’s mainly about small donations, but only $ 10,000 (00 8800) from a company in Kansas City.
Strickland was wrongly imprisoned in 1978 for multiple robberies, and as a black American, he was sentenced to life by a full white jury. It was overturned by a judge last week. There is no conclusive evidence against that person and he also had alibi.
Sixty-year-olds can be punished at that time by the statement of the only survivor of the massacre. He then tried to withdraw his testimony due to police pressure. It is alleged that the ambassador provided the information to the complainant.
For Strickland, his release threatened to bring new problems. He did not have retirement or significant work experience. His lawyer complained that his client was fired without even a toothbrush. Meanwhile, Strickland struggles with health issues and moves in a wheelchair.
The donations collected through the crowdfunding site GoFundMe are aimed at ensuring that former inmates lead a more normal life. Her lawyer, Tricia Rojo Bushnell, says a financial planner has been hired to help Strickland. She insisted it was “his money”.
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