Wrongfully convicted Georgia man freed after 17 years

Georgia News

Kerry Robinson photo: Georgia Innocence Project

DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia man has been released from prison after spending more than a third of his life incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit.

News outlets report 44-year-old Kerry Robinson walked out of a South Georgia prison Wednesday after 17 years and hugged his relatives.

photo: Georgia Innocence Project

His attorneys at the Atlanta-based Georgia Innocence Project say he was convicted in 2002 of breaking into a woman’s home nine years prior and sexually assaulting her.

photo: Georgia Innocence Project

Robinson filed a motion for a new trial in September and was exonerated after DNA evidence retested using modern technology proved an original analysis was misleading.

Robinson maintained his innocence from the beginning.

Learn more about Kerry Robinson’s story with the Georgia Innocence Project HERE

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