Sealed Evidence Kept Three Black Men Behind Bars for 36 Years

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Andrew Stewart, from left, Alfred Chestnut, and Ransom Watkins speak Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Baltimore, Md. The three men had been incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated Monday in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Three black men were released from a Baltimore prison on November 25, after each spending 36 years behind bars for a murder they did not commit.

Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart walked free Monday, fully exonerated of the 1983 murder of DeWitt Duckett, a ninth-grade student at Harlem Park Junior High School, over a Georgetown University Starter jacket.

What was reported back in 1983

    Fourteen-year-old Dewitt Duckett was shot in the neck in the hallway of Harlem Park Junior High School on November 18, 1983, with the shooter taking off with his Georgetown jacket….

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