Exonerate Burton Case Summary

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exonerating Burton, Centurion Ministries found and interviewed the gas stations cashier, an African American woman named Joan who was working the night of the shooting and plainly saw the shooter and informed officers that they had gotten the wrong man, since the shooter was of lighter complexation rather than Burton whom was of much darker complexation. After many attempts to exonerate Burton, he finally was allowed an evidentiary hearing in April 2007, and was later released and all charges dropped in August 2008. The decision of the judge ruled that “the evidence of guilt presented at trial was extremely weak” and, that eyewitnesses were “repeatedly impeached”. The judge found the evidentiary hearing testimony of the cashier, Joan Williams
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