Queens man exonerated for murder conviction after spending 25 years in prison

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Queens man exonerated for murder conviction after spending 25 years in prison

Via abc7ny.com

QUEENS, New York (WABC) — A man who spent a quarter century in prison after being wrongly convicted of murder was freed on Thursday.

Jaythan Kendrick had been waiting 25 years for his murder conviction to be vacated.

Moments after that decision, Kendrick walked out of the courthouse a free man and smiling behind his mask with supporters at his side.

“I’m very ecstatic, to be back here because Queens is my home, I’m happy to be free,” Kendrick said.

This moment however, took years, with the help of attorneys, the Innocence Project and most of all, his cousin, who never left Kendrick’s side.

The 62-year-old was once a mailman in Midtown. He always maintained his innocence for a crime that happened 26 years ago this November.

An elderly woman was stabbed during a purse robbery at the Ravenwood houses in Long Island City.

Investigators honed in on a black purse in Kendrick’s apartment.

At the time, no DNA testing was done on it nor on Kendrick, then years later, the lack of DNA revealed it did not belong to the victim, rather Kendrick’s roommate.

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