Man convicted of murder exonerated after 32 years in prison

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DETROIT (AP) — A man convicted of a fatal stabbing in suburban Detroit has been exonerated after 32 years in prison.

Authorities say Gilbert Poole Jr. was wrongly convicted with faulty evidence, including bite marks.


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For years, Poole had challenged his murder conviction with expertise from the Innocence Project at WMU-Cooley Law School.

A judge dismissed the conviction Wednesday at the request of the state attorney general, clearing the way for Poole’s release from prison.

Poole was grateful during a video court hearing. He says his odyssey in the criminal justice system was like “standing in the furnace.”

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