Pennsylvania Man Freed After Witness’ Confession Exonerates Him

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John Miller (center) shortly after his release. (Courtesy of Pepper Law, LLC)

A Black man who spent 21 years in prison for murder was freed after a key witness in the case confessed to the crime.

John Miller, 44, was released from the State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Pennsylvania on July 31 after prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to retry him, CNN reported.

“I’m very happy and excited that after 21 years I’m finally being heard and that my innocence has reached the surface,” Miller said in a statement. “I’m going home to my family. I’m overwhelmed, excited, and happy. I have a good team who helped me through this. Without them, I don’t know what would have happened or where I would have been.”

In 1997, Miller was convicted of fatally shooting Anthony Mullen during a robbery attempt in 1996 outside of 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s main railroad…

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