John Nolley Jr. walked out of a courtroom in Texas today with his good name restored.
He was in prison for 19 years until authorities acknowledged he didn’t kill a woman and they let him out of prison in May 2016. Here’s what it looked like then:
But it wasn’t until today he was declared an innocent man in court.
“I don’t have any resentment toward anybody at this point,” the innocent man said. “As you grow and you mature, you kind of realize that the faults you have other people have, too. And they’re just human error; we just make them because we’re human.”
“I’m just ready to let the water go under the bridge and keep moving,” he said.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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