FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man who spent more than two decades behind bars for a murder he didn't commit is a free man.
John Miller was released from prison on Wednesday after 22 years in prison. Surrounded by family outside a state prison 100 miles north of Philadelphia, he said it felt "surreal."
A jury in 1998 found Miller guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in a train station parking lot, even though there was no physical evidence of his involvement.
The key witness against him confessed multiple times to being the real shooter and even sent a letter to Miller's mother apologizing for lying.
Miller, now 44, contacted the Pennsylvania Innocence Project about eight years ago to help with an appeal.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has agreed with Miller's defense team that his prosecution was flawed and his conviction shouldn't stand.
On Wednesday morning, a judge set Miller free.
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