I Was Found Innocent After 16 Years, Then Sent Back to Prison
This case began with two lies: the one I refused to tell, and one a crack-cocaine abuser agreed to tell. On December 15, 1995, while I was charged in an unrelated case, a detective from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania demanded that I become an informant and blame someone for a murder that I knew nothing about. I refused. Then I was threatened: if I didn't "cooperate" I would face trouble. On March 26, 1996, a crack abuser falsely implicated me, claiming I was present when that murder took place.