Judge Overturns Life Sentence for Philadelphia Man After Nearly 28 Years

Maria Perez
Maria Perez
Jul 19, 2019 - 5:00
Judge Overturns Life Sentence for Philadelphia Man After Nearly 28 Years

The Philadelphia prosecutor’s office released a Black man sentenced to life in prison for murder after deciding he was “likely innocent.”  Chester Hollman III, 48, was freed from state prison in Luzerne County by Common Pleas Court Judge Gwendolyn Bright on July 15, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The formal dismissal of the charges against the 48-year-old will be confirmed later this month. Hollman was convicted for a murder in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square in 1991, WCAU

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