For Immediate Release
Nov. 23, 2021
Senior Judge James Welsh on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at 11:22 a.m. filed his ruling that sets aside the conviction of Kevin Strickland, who has served 43 years in a Missouri prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
At 11:50 a.m. the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office filed a Notice of Dismissal, dismissing all criminal counts against Strickland.
"To say we're extremely pleased and grateful is an understatement," Baker said. "This brings justice -- finally -- to a man who has tragically suffered so, so greatly as a result of this wrongful conviction."
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.