Kevin Strickland left a Missouri prison on Tuesday after serving 43 years for a triple murder that he did not commit. He departed with empty pockets. Thanks to the generosity of more than 20,000 strangers, he now has over $1 million.
Nearly $1.4M has been raised for Kevin Strickland, who spent 43 years behind bars in Missouri before a judge overturned his conviction in a triple killing. The Midwest Innocence Project set up a fundraiser since he won’t get compensation from the state.
After he was charged, Strickland was offered a plea bargain but he didn’t take it — even though he was facing the death penalty. He believed he would be “vindicated,” he said. “That I wouldn’t be convicted of something I didn’t do.”
What people are saying?
Nathan Nicholson If you get put away wrongly for 43 years, when you’re released the state should, at a minimum, give you 43 x an average annual salary for you to sort your life out. This is insane.
Franck_W24 Something is terribly wrong if somehow He does not get compensation for this, seriously this kind of Incarceration of innocent people happens way to often and a deterrence to that should be a hefty Form of Compensation to Victims such as him by those responsible.